Thursday, August 18, 2011
NCAA asks to speak with Hurtt
By Andrea Adelson
The NCAA has asked to speak with Louisville assistant coach Clint Hurtt about allegations made against him during his time at the University of Miami.
Nevin Shapiro, a former Miami booster in prison for masterminding a $930 million Ponzi scheme, told Yahoo! Sports that Hurtt was a liaison between him and Miami recruits. Shapiro alleges he paid for dinners for Hurtt, players and recruits, and also loaned him money.
Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said in a release: “We are aware of the Yahoo! Sports story and take these allegations very seriously. The NCAA has informed us that they wish to speak with Clint Hurtt regarding his time at the University of Miami, and we will cooperate fully throughout this process.”
Coach Charlie Strong told the Louisville Courier-Journal he had not read the Yahoo! Sports report, and did not think the allegations would be a distraction to his team.
"Whatever Tom says is the way that I’m going to react,” Strong said.
Hurtt was an assistant at Miami from 2007-09 and now serves as Louisville defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator.