MCAA slams Miami...More players linked to Biogensis of America...Ravens set to talk with Flacco
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami has finally received its notice of allegations from the NCAA, a long-awaited document that accuses the Hurricanes of a "lack of institutional control" within its athletic department. The institutional-control charge is typically one of the most severe the NCAA can bring after an investigation of rules violations. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that several former members of Miami coaching staffs are named in the notice of allegations, including Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith, who was with the Hurricanes from 2004-11.
UNDATED (AP) — ESPN is reporting that San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera is among five players whose names are listed in the records of a Florida clinic at the center of a Major League Baseball investigation into illegal drugs. Joining the National League's reigning stolen base champ on the list are Padres reliever Fautino De Los Santos, Oakland reliever Jordan Norberto, Houston outfielder Fernando Martinez and New York Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello. The since-closed clinic is Biogenesis of American, a facility that allegedly provided performance-enhancing substances to several players, including Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz.
UNDATED (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco's (FLA'-kohz) agent plan to meet this weekend in their first attempt to reach a new contract for the Super Bowl MVP. Joe Linta will be in Indianapolis at the NFL's scouting combine for the first negotiations since August. After the team and Flacco couldn't agree on an extension or a new deal last summer, Flacco played out the final year of his rookie contract. Leading Baltimore to a Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers.
UNDATED (AP) — NFL Union leader Domonique Foxworth says players don't trust Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') because of the Saints bounty case, in particular. The NFLPA president adds he wouldn't be able to persuade players to have faith in the league even if he wanted to. Foxworth's comments came during a conference call Tuesday and days before union representatives meet with NFL officials at the scouting combine in Indianapolis, a theme he previously stressed at the NFLPA's pre-Super Bowl news conference.
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Jets have cleared about $31 million in salary cap space by cutting veteran linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace and three other players. New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has cut veteran tight end David Thomas and third-year cornerback Johnny Patrick. And the Kansas City Chiefs have released wide receiver Steve Breaston and tight end Kevin Boss as part of their roster overhaul under new coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey.