CRAWFORD | U of L's Hurtt could learn of his NCAA fate on Tuesday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The NCAA is set to announce its rulings on the long-running infractions case at the University of Miami on Tuesday, according to reports from the Miami Herald and The Associated Press, meaning University of Louisville associate head coach Clint Hurtt could find out what sanctions he is facing.
Hurtt, who coaches defensive line and was the Cardinals' recruiting coordinator until being placed on administrative leave in the spring to focus on his NCAA defense, returned to coaching duties before the season, but has not taken part in his recruiting duties as the school awaits an NCAA response.
Miami officials had hoped for a ruling before the season began, but the NCAA's decision-making process has been unusually long, particularly after it uncovered wrongdoing within its own enforcement ranks in investigating the case.
Hurtt, who was recruiting coordinator at Miami from 2007 to 2009, is accused of both providing and receiving impermissible benefits at Miami, and faces another serious charge of "unethical conduct" for allegedly providing false information to the NCAA in its investigation.
U of L coach Charlie Strong has said Hurtt's fate will be in Tom Jurich's hands once NCAA penalties are announced.
The Herald reported that the NCAA ruling will be released to the media on Tuesday morning in advance of an 11 a.m. teleconference.
If found guilty of unethical conduct, Hurtt could face a show-cause penalty that could make his further employment at U of L difficult, depending on how the penalty is structured.
Once the sanctions are announced, Miami and all affected parties will have 15 days to respond in writing to start the appeals process, which could take several additional months.
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