Finally, on Tuesday, the NCAA announced the sanctions that are to be placed against the Miami Hurricanes. It was a process that chewed up the better part of that last three years after we originally learned of the actions involving former booster Nevin Shapiro.
As we informed everyone of earlier, the school will lose nine scholarships, but will avoid a dreaded postseason ban.
Now, part of the reason for the lesser punishment was due to the fact that Miami took it upon themselves to implement their own bowl ban, which generally always helps your case when the NCAA wants to come down on you. Because of this, they were not able to take part in the ACC Championship Game last season, which they would have been eligible for.
In case you aren’t aware, in a nutshell, these violations included Shapiro supplying former players with money, parties on yachts, drugs and a host of other benefits. These were some pretty serious accusations.
On the other side, though, the NCAA broke some of their own laws while investigating the matter, which resulted in the firing of some pretty higher-up folks within the organization.
All-in-all, this whole ordeal was the definition of a mess from both sides involved.
With that being said, we want your take on the penalties, now that they’ve been released. Did the NCAA get it right?