COPY-AP Source: NCAA says 3 former coaches misled probe


AP Sports Writer

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says that the NCAA believes former Miami assistant coaches Clint Hurtt, Aubrey Hill and Jorge Fernandez provided false or misleading information during the probe into the universities' athletic programs.

The person says the NCAA has accused all 3 of violating "principles of ethical conduct" as part of the notice of allegations served against the Hurricanes. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the allegations have not been released publicly.

Hurtt and Hill were members of Miami's football staff. Fernandez worked on the men's basketball staff.

Several other coaches are named in the allegations, including Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith. But only Hurtt, Hill and Fernandez are facing the ethical-conduct charge, commonly known as NCAA Rule 10.1.

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