A few individuals have been key players throughout the 23-month NCAA investigation into the University of Miami:
Now at the University of Missouri, Haith was Miami’s men’s basketball coach from 2004 to 2011. Nevin Shapiro claims Haith “acknowledged” that Miami assistant basketball coach Jake Morton received $10,000 from the former booster to recruit DeQuan Jones. Haith, 46, has said any allegations against him “are not an accurate portrayal” of his character. On Tuesday, the NCAA announced that Haith would be suspended for five games.
A former Miami assistant basketball coach, Morton allegedly engaged in recruiting violations. Shapiro said he accompanied him to nightclubs and ate dinner with him “a number of times.” The NCAA alleges that Morton accepted “supplemental income” of “at least $6,000”’ from Shapiro. Morton is the only one of the five accused assistant coaches to come away without any penalty.