Mizzou Receives List of Allegations from NCAA Against Frank Haith

Dan IrwinCorrespondent IIFebruary 20, 2013

The NCAA has  formally informed Frank Haith and Missouri of violations by Haith while at Miami.
The NCAA has formally informed Frank Haith and Missouri of violations by Haith while at Miami.Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Missouri Tigers basketball got rocked with what many fans thought was already water under the bridge on Wednesday evening when NCAA allegations against Frank Haith were received.

Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com reported on his Twitter account that Missouri has formally received a list of allegations and is not commenting about it at this time.

A copy of the letter can be seen here, allegations that Missouri fans thought may have been null and void after it was found that the NCAA not only improperly investigated former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro when they illegally obtained his bankruptcy records, but unknowingly had a lawyer on their payroll representing Shapiro in his case.

Missouri certainly has a gripe over the news of allegations received.

But what may not change is the fact Haith knew about the nature of illegal activities going on and chose to say nothing about it at the time. Although Missouri is not directly involved in the investigation, it will be the school paying the price with punishments should they choose to retain Haith after such a scenario.

Frank Haith has no doubt won many critics over in the first season of work he put in at Mizzou. But the next chapter of his story in Columbia may not be as fun and as exciting as the first. He will now have to prove that despite NCAA sanctions, he is the best coach for Missouri and that they will be winners with him at the helm.

Give it a season. The student section may be chanting "Faith in Haith" again on ESPN College Gameday.


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