Frank Haith ethics case: NCAA to charge Missouri coach after Miami probe, report says

The NCAA is expected to charge Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith with unethical conduct and failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance, according to a report from CBSSports.com.

The allegations, stemming from Haith's time at the University of Miami, will reportedly be released later this week.

Former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro had accused Haith of acknowledging a $10,000 payoff to land a commitment from a recruit while serving as the Hurricanes head basketball coach in 2007. Shapiro is currently in federal prison for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme.

"The University has been in communication with the NCAA regarding their ongoing efforts related to the University of Miami investigation," the University of Missouri said in a statement. "Coach Haith and the University of Missouri continue to cooperate fully. However, we are not at liberty to comment further out of respect for the NCAA process."

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CBS Sports reports the NCAA couldn't prove that Haith or anyone on his staff paid the family of the recruit, DeQuan Jones, the $10,000. But a source told them he will still face charges.

According to the report:

However, Haith will be charged with unethical conduct because the NCAA did not believe his story that payments to his assistants intended for camp money did not wind up going to repay Shapiro, who made the allegations to Yahoo Sports back in August of 2011. A source said that the money was delivered to Shapiro's mother -- who verified the payment to the NCAA.

Haith will also be charged with a failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance due to impermissible airline travel that was given to the family of two players from a member of his staff and also the interaction between Shapiro and players while on visits.

CBS Sports says that three of Haith's former assistant coaches, Jake Morton, Jorge Fernandez and Michael Schwartz, will also face charges of unethical conduct.

Stay with KSHB.com for updates.

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