Somebody’s got to pay for the NCAA’s mishandling of the Miami investigation, and you damned well know it ain’t gonna be Mark Emmert.
With the NCAA set to release an external report detailing an abuse of power in its investigation into the University of Miami, Yahoo! Sports has learned the association has moved to fire its vice president of enforcement, Julie Roe Lach.
Multiple sources familiar with the external investigation said Roe Lach’s dismissal stems from her approving an improper financial relationship between an NCAA investigator and an attorney of former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro. NCAA president Mark Emmert announced on Jan. 23 that the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft had been retained to conduct an external review of the association’s “enforcement environment” – notably the relationship between the NCAA and Shapiro attorney Maria Elena Perez. That external report is expected to be released today.
Sam Spade nods approvingly.