The University of Miami is making a move to have its NCAA case dropped, according to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports. Miami will file a motion with the NCAA to dismiss the two-year old investigation involving former booster Nevin Shapiro.
The school will point to the NCAA's improper handling of the investigation, per Dodd, as reason for dismissal. The NCAA had already admitted improper payments to Shapiro's attorney and overstepping its subpoena boundaries, and earlier this week, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported that the organization's inappropriate behavior in the investigation went further than originally disclosed. In addition to released results from the NCAA's inquiry into its own investigation, the organization reportedly lied to interviewees, in an attempt to draw incriminating testimony.
Obviously, Miami plans to use the new revelations, in addition to the previous reports of wrongdoing, as evidence that the case should be dropped. The motion to dismiss is an unprecedented move for a school facing such a high-profile NCAA investigation, but considering poor handling of the case, it wouldn't be a huge shock to see the Hurricanes let off the hook.