While the University of Miami has been mired in an NCAA investigation for months, the alleged violations took place under previous coaching regimes. Current coach Al Golden had stayed away from conflict, that is until Friday's report from Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports.
The latest allegations claim Golden allowed an equipment manager to provide recruits with improper benefits. Friday night, Golden released a statement calling the new allegations "simply false." The complete statement can be found below:
"I have been a college football coach for more than 18 years and I am proud of-and I stand by-my record of compliance over that span. As my colleagues and players on all of my teams can attest, I believe strongly in doing things the right way with the best of intentions. The inferences and suggestions in the Yahoo! Sports story that my conduct was anything but ethical are simply false. I, like all of us at UM, have cooperated fully with the joint NCAA-UM inquiry and will continue to do so, so that our program and our University can move forward.
Because the process is on-going, I am unable to address any specifics or answer questions on the matter."
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