Calls for Mark Emmert’s resignation have grown louder in the past 48 hours, following the release of a report that sharply criticized the association’s investigation of the University of Miami.
On Tuesday the NCAA delivered its long-awaited notice of allegations against the Hurricanes, charging the university with a lack of institutional control for reportedly allowing Nevin Shapiro, a longtime booster and convicted Ponzi-scheme operator, to run wild over its program.
Remarkably, some critics argue, the NCAA failed to interview Paul Dee, Miami’s former athletic director, before issuing the charges. Mr. Dee, who was the university’s general counsel before taking over as AD, died last May, nine months after the NCAA began its official investigation.
Until recently, Donna Shalala, Miami’s president, had been silent on the accusations, which include Mr. Shapiro’s paying tens of thousands of dollars to dozens of Miami football and basketball players, and entertaining them on his private yacht.
But in a statement on Tuesday night, she argued that many of the allegations were unsubstantiated. And she took a swing at the NCAA for failing to speak with Mr. Dee, whom the program reportedly offered up.
“How could a supposedly thorough and fair investigation not even include the director of athletics?” she said.