Monday, February 25, 2013
NCAA: Clint Hurtt misled probe
By ESPN.com staff
Former Miami assistant Clint Hurtt provided false or misleading information during the NCAA's investigation into the Hurricanes' athletic department, according to public documents obtained by ESPN.
The NCAA's Notice of Allegations claims that between August 2006 and April 2009, Nevin Shapiro provided at least $7,025 in impermissible supplemental compensation to Hurtt and another unidentified Miami volunteer recruiting assistant.
According to the NCAA, Hurtt received a $2,500 interest-free loan from Shapiro in April 2009 and repaid it three months later. Hurtt also had knowledge of Shapiro's involvement with providing impermissible benefits directly to five recruits and three members of a recruit's family. The total value of benefits was at least $3,315.
Shapiro also with Hurtt's knowledge, assisted in the recruitment of seven more players. Additionally, with Hurtt's knowledge, Shapiro provided impermissible benefits to four recruits and eight then-current Miami players.
Hurtt was an assistant for four seasons at Miami from 2006-09, the last three as defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator. In 2010, Hurtt joined Louisville and has been the Cardinals' defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for the past three seasons.
All of Hurtt's NCAA allegations occurred while he was at Miami.
"I've said all along since it did not happen at the University of Louisville, Clint is due his due process and I think that's the only fair thing we can do as a university," Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said. "Clint's side of the story is much different than the allegations, so I think we just wait the 90 days and see how it unfolds.
"Since Clint has been here, he's never done an iota wrong," Jurich said. "We have a compliance staff that works diligently to make sure we've got safety nets in place.
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