The NCAA announced Wednesday that it has uncovered improper conduct by its own investigators working on the University of Miami case.
Former staff members worked with the criminal defense attorney for Nevin Shapiro to improperly obtain information through a bankruptcy proceeding, the NCAA said.
Shapiro is a former University of Miami booster who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for orchestrating a $930-million Ponzi scheme.
"I have been vocal in the past regarding the need for integrity by NCAA member schools, athletics administrators, coaches and student athletes," NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement. "That same commitment to integrity applies to all of us in the NCAA national office."