Former Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith distanced himself from the allegations against the university on Tuesday.
The NCAA has concluded that boosters gave Missouri basketball players more than $11,000 worth of impermissible benefits from 2011 to 2014. Haith was the head coach at Missouri for some of the time period, but he released a statement claiming that he was not responsible.
Instead, the statement pointed to the school, saying, “It’s an issue of Mizzou as an institution not adequately monitoring the summer employment arrangement.”
Statement from former Mizzou coach Frank Haith's attorney re: NCAA resolution: pic.twitter.com/jXzWxA5ScV
— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) August 2, 2016
The violations began when Haith was the coach and continued under current head coach Kim Anderson. Haith left the school to take the same position at Tulsa in 2014 after the NCAA sent a letter inquiring about the possible violations.