Nevin Shapiro

How will NCAA probe affect Miami case?

Cautious sanctions

Dieter Kurtenbach

Sun Sentinel

It'd be foolhardy to expect the NCAA to let Miami to skate by on time served. But when they come out, I expect the sanctions to be cautious and reeking of deflected insecurities.

The NCAA handcuffed itself when President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that minimal evidence was acquired through illegal means. I'm not buying that. Emmert would have tossed out the minimal evidence and sent Miami the notice of allegations if that were the case.

Instead, the NCAA went public with its failures, meaning if the NCAA throws the book at Miami, it would be setting itself...