Coral Gables, FL (Sports Network) - The NCAA revealed that it has uncovered
an issue of improper conduct within its enforcement program during the Miami-
NCAA president Mark Emmert announced Wednesday that former enforcement staff
members worked with the criminal defense attorney for Nevin Shapiro "to
improperly obtain information ... through a bankruptcy proceeding that did not
involve the NCAA."
The NCAA will not deliver allegations against the Hurricanes' football and
basketball programs until the facts surrounding the investigation are known.
"I have been vocal in the past regarding the need for integrity by NCAA member
schools, athletics administrators, coaches, and student-athletes," Emmert
said. "That same commitment to integrity applies to all of us in the NCAA
The NCAA has hired Kenneth L. Wainstein, a partner with the law firm
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP to conduct the investigation.
"To say the least, I am angered and saddened by this situation. Trust and
credibility are essential to our regulatory tasks," Emmert said. "My intent
is to ensure our investigatory functions operate with integrity and are fair
and consistent with our member schools, athletics staff and most importantly
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