Missouri coach Frank Haith suspended five games

Oct 16, 2013; Birmingham, AL, USA; Missouri Tigers coach Frank Haith talks with the media during the SEC media days at The Westin Birmingham. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The NCAA didn’t just make their ruling on the Miami Hurricanes’ football program Tuesday, but on everyone associated with the Nevin Shapiro scandal.

The Miami athletic program has been placed on probation and it’s basketball team will lose one scholarship in each of the next three seasons.

Missouri Tigers head basketball coach Frank Haith, who was the head coach of Miami during the time the Shaprio violations occured, has been suspended five games.

“While I strongly disagree with today’s report, and the inference on how the program was run at the University of Miami, as head basketball coach during that period, I accept responsibility for all actions in and around that program,” Haith said in a statement via ESPN.com. “This has been an excruciating ordeal for my family. An appeal, which would likely drag further into the season, would only prolong what has already been a lengthy and trying period of time for our student-athletes, the University of Missouri and our fans, and it’s time for closure.”

Haith coached at Miami from 2004 until 2011 and was 129-101. At Missouri, Haith is 53-16.

Topics: Frank Haith, Miami Hurricanes, Missouri Tigers

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