It’s hard to find an easy way out for Missouri
Sunday, August 21, 2011
If there was ever such a thing as a no-win situation, the University of Missouri basketball program is in it.
The exhaustive Yahoo Sports report released last week detailing a booster’s relationship with the University of Miami is expected to be detrimental to the school’s athletic program. But it’s trickle up effects are headed north about 1,500 miles to Columbia.
The booster in question, Nevin Shapiro, said he paid a basketball recruit $10,000 to steer him to Miami when now Missouri coach Frank Haith was leading the Hurricanes. Shaprio said Haith knew about the transaction and thanked him for helping out.
The Yahoo report also shows records where Haith and Shapiro had numerous conversations on the phone and through text messaging. The report also had photos of Haith and Shapiro together.
While there are two sides to every story, and we haven’t heard Haith’s side, things certainly don’t look good for anybody at the moment.
Missouri’s options are on the table, and all of them present major downfalls for the Tigers.