NCAA announces problems with Miami investigation

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Posted at 10:20 PM, Jan 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-23 22:20:00-05

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Miami President Donna Shalala has released a statement saying she is "frustrated, disappointed and concerned" that the NCAA's investigation into the Hurricanes' athletic department may have been compromised.

The NCAA said Wednesday it has found "a very severe issue of improper conduct" committed by former members of its own enforcement program during the Miami investigation, and will not deliver the long-awaited notice of allegations against the Hurricanes until an external review is completed.

Shalala says Miami will continue to work with the NCAA and hopes for "a swift resolution."

NCAA President Mark Emmert says former enforcement staff members worked with the criminal defense attorney for former Miami booster and convicted Ponzi scheme architect Nevin Shapiro "to improperly obtain information ... through a bankruptcy proceeding that did not involve the NCAA."