Tue February 26, 2013
NCAA Allegations Against U of L's Hurtt Released
University of Louisville assistant football coach Clint Hurtt faces allegations of receiving and providing impermissible benefits while he was an assistant at Miami. The NCAA says Hurtt received a$2,500 loan and provided perks to Hurricanes recruits.
The governing body sent Hurtt and U of L a letter of allegations last Tuesday, which the university released this week as part of an open records request. The NCAA says the 34-year-old defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator provided false and misleading information during its investigation of Miami, an ethical violation of NCAA Rule 10.1.
The NCAA says Hurtt also knowingly provided impermissible benefits by arranging for former Miami booster and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro to buy meals for recruits.
The letter lists specific infractions allegedly committed by the former Hurricanes assistant, including rides and housing for recruits totaling $3,315 between 2006 and 2009.
U of L athletic director Tom Jurich has said Hurtt will fight the allegations and will remain on the football staff while the process plays out. Hurtt was given 90 days to respond to the charges.
The University of Louisville is not part of the investigation and Jurich says Hurtt has not broken any rules during his three years with the Cardinal program.