If the waiting is the hardest part, then that part may finally, mercifully be over for the Miami Hurricanes. Today it was reported by multiple sources that it is very likely that the University of Miami will receive their Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA on Monday.
The news first broke early Saturday afternoon as www.caneinsider.com reported that an un-named source close to the investigation had informed them that the NOA would arrive in Coral Gables on Monday morning. That report was soon confirmed by the Associated Press, the Miami Herald and a few others in the media.
It will be interesting to see what if any formal response comes from UM on what could be one very manic Monday for the university's administration, legal team and athletic department. If in fact the NOA does arrive there is likely going to be several hectic hours digesting the report which is certain to be followed by several meetings between President Donna Shalala, Acting AD Blake James and UM compliance department staff.
The University of Miami would then have up to 90 days to contest or appeal the allegations listed in the report, a process that most legal experts who have reviewed similar cases before the NCAA Committee on Infractions (COI), consider highly likely. This process could possibly delay the actual penalty phase from being completed until May or maybe even June.
In addition to likely receipt of the NCAA NOA report on Monday it was also announced that UM would hold a press conference at 11 AM to allow three players to announce their intentions to enter the NFL draft or remain at Miami for another year. Set to meet the press are OL Seantrel Henderson, OL Brandon Linder and DL Curtis Porter, all of whom are expected to return for another season at UM.
Join us for just another manic Monday at UM to start the week.