ACC releases statement in support of UM
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (WSVN) -- The Atlantic Coast Conference has released a statement supporting the University of Miami in the ongoing investigation by the NCAA.
UM is facing a list of allegations after former booster Nevin Shapiro claimed he showered student athletes with gifts and money over a 10-year span.
University president Donna Shalala released a statement Wednesday on the notice of allegations presented to UM by the NCAA, but not going into any details.
The ACC released the following statement from commissioner John Swofford on the NCAA's case against Miami: "We are supportive of Miami's continued efforts to work with the NCAA on bringing resolution to this case. Miami's cooperation throughout this process should be commended, and they have self-imposed significant sanctions. They've been forthright and diligent in their efforts to fully cooperate with the NCAA, and it's time for this case to be brought to closure."
The ACC released this statement after the NCAA had to perform its own internal investigation. The organization determined it was unable to use some information received from Nevin Shapiro's attorney.
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