N.C.A.A. Admits Mishandling Miami Inquiry

January 23, 2013

The N.C.A.A., facing increasingly fierce scrutiny regarding its role as the administrator of college athletics, said Wednesday that itsenforcement staff improperly obtained information in its high-profile investigation involving the University of Miami. The N.C.A.A. said it uncovered evidence that its investigators contracted with a criminal defense lawyer for the booster at the center of the Miami case to obtain information they should not have been able to access. The N.C.A.A. had been examining allegations that the booster, Nevin Shapiro, gave hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, as well as other benefits, to dozens of Miami athletes.

Article Source: New York Times