The probe into the University of Miami’s football program is deepening and the NCAA now says it has been investigating the school for the past five months.
Even the NCAA president, Mark Emmert, has weighed in on the situation; he is quoted as saying if the allegations against the university are true, this an “illustration of the need for serious and fundamental change in many critical aspects of college sports.”
The school is being investigated for alleged illegal benefits given to players with knowledge of some coaches as alleged by Nevin Shapiro, once a big time booster at the school who is now in jail for 20 years in a Ponzi scheme fraud case.
Yahoo! Sports broke the story, backing it up with many pages of documentation and business and financial records of Shapiro that allegedly back up his claims.
The investigation will continue.