COLUMBIA, Mo. (KSDK) - University of Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith will be suspended five games this season following a lengthy NCAA investigation into the University of Miami's athletic department.
TheNCAA sanctions were handed down Tuesday morning.
The investigation into Miami's athletic department followed revelatory accusations from former booster and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro, who claimed he provided football players money, sex parties with prostitutes, and other free merchandise.
Haith specifically was accused of paying Shapiro approximately $10,000 after Shapiro threatened to take the story public. The investigation confirmed Shapiro initially demanded Haith return a $50,000 donation, but Haith refused.
Haith's former assistant at Miami, Jorge Fernandez, will receive a two-year penalty for helping Haith cover up the scandal.
The Hurricanes football program is expected to lose three scholarhips for each of the next three years. The football team, which had previously sat out a pair of bowl games and the 2012 ACC Championship as self-imposed sanctions, will not receive a bowl ban.
Frank Haith took over as Mizzou basketball coach in 2011. In two seasons, his teams have amassed a record of 53-16 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament both years.
Information from USA TODAY Sports and the Associated Press was used in this report.