NCAA Investigators Visited University of Miami Earlier This Month

It has been almost 11 months since news of crooked booster Nevin Shapiro's allegedly turning the University of Miami football team into his own personal best friend service, and the NCAA is still investigating the matter. According to the AP, NCAA investigators spent several days on the Coral Campus earlier this month. Whether it was merely a coincidence or not, safety Ray-Ray Armstrong was dismissed from the team shortly thereafter.

With the tragic scandals involving the Penn State football program and the Florida A&M University marching band, the shocking yet mostly victim-less allegations concerning the University of Miami athletics department have fallen somewhat from the national discourse, but the NCAA is still investigating.

Two sources familiar with the investigating told the AP that the investigators spent several days on campus recently, but little else is known. The NCAA does not give updates on ongoing investigations, and when the school will be informed of the NCAA's finding has not been clarified. However, there's much speculation that the investigation won't end until after the upcoming season has been completed.

The school announced that safety Ray-Ray Armstrong had been permanently released from the team this week, though, he was informed of the decision a few weeks prior. That would have likely coincided with the NCAA visiting campus, but we can only speculate on whether the two events were related. Armstrong was implicated in the Shapiro scandal and was suspended for four games before being cleared to play again. He was also suspended later in the season for taking a dinner with a friend who worked for a sports PR firm.

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Kyle Munzenrieder