A University of Louisville spokesperson informed Yahoo! Sports this morning that Louisville assistant football coach Clint Hurtt has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA. Pat Forde of Yahoo! was the first to report this.
Yahoo! Sports conducted an 11-month investigation reporting that former Miami booster Nevin Shaprio, who is now incarcerated for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme, told Yahoo! Sports he provided thousands of impermissible benefits to at least 72 athletes from 2002 through 2010.
Clint Hurtt was the recruiting coordinator at Miami from 2007-2009. Shapiro claims that he established a very close relationship with Hurtt and he was the liaison that kept Shaprio involved with the recruits who were interested in Miami. Shaprio claims that Hurtt would bring prospects to Shaprio’s mansion while they were visiting the University of Miami. On these visits Shaprio would make the sales pitch to the recruits on why they should attend Miami.
Hurtt is expected to be charged with unethical conduct and failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance. Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports reported last month that the NCAA will also be charging Hurtt for violations that did not involve Nevin Shapiro.
This is something that I think most people know was going to happen eventually.
Per Eric Crawford, a University of Louisville spokesman says none of the allegations in the notice received by Hurtt or the University occurred while Hurtt was the coach at Louisville. Yahoo! is reporting that Hurtt intends on fighting these charges from the NCAA.
There have been a lot of folks asking what this means for Louisville and I don’t think we’ll know for sure until we know what type of action the NCAA takes. If Clint Hurtt is given a show cause penalty by the NCAA, I find it very hard to believe that he’ll be able to stay on the staff at Louisville.