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Frank Haith avoided major trouble

Five-game penalty for former Miami, current Missouri coach pretty light

Originally Published: October 7, 2013
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com

It could have been so much worse.

In summer 2011, when Yahoo! Sports brought Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro's unseemly relationship with Miami athletics to the fore, Frank Haith was out in the open. Missouri athletic director Mike Alden had reached on a coach with one tournament appearance and a 47-69 career ACC record, and now, at best, that same coach was subject to an optics nightmare. At worst, Shapiro alleged, Haith arranged for a $10,000 payment to a prospect.

Either way, it wasn't ...

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