September 27, 2017
Dear University of Miami Family:
As you may be aware, the U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday the indictments of ten individuals involved with men’s college basketball across the country on charges ranging from bribery to wire fraud. The University of Miami was not named in the indictments nor was any University employee charged or identified. However, we have confirmed with the U.S. Attorney’s Office that, at this time, it is investigating a potential tie to one member of our coaching staff and a student recruit.
While we are alarmed and disappointed, we are steadfast in our belief that we must also act with the highest level of integrity and commitment to the pursuit of truth. To that end, we have pledged our full and complete cooperation with the Department of Justice probe as well as to the NCAA, with whom we will jointly review any relevant matters. The legal process and any NCAA joint review will likely take some time, so I urge patience for all who love our University.
We are a strong institution, and I can assure you that we will do what is right, even if doing so is hard.
Thank you for your continued support of the University and Hurricanes Athletics.