University of Miami head football coach Al Golden may be getting a revised contract, according to a report from CBSSports.com
Golden’s agent, Brett Senior said that a Miami official has contacted Golden about redoing the contract in light of the NCAA investigation regarding former booster Nevin Shapiro’s dealings with current and former student-athletes.
Reportedly, Golden was not made aware of the full scope of the scandal during his recruitment to the school. Senior did not state whether Golden’s current contract had an escape clause allowing him to leave due to NCAA sanctions, only that they had “options.”
“We’ve got to get sort of a feel for what the NCAA implications might be,” Senior said to CBS. “Those kind of things may take a fairly long time … [You] certainly expect that something is going to come down. It certainly can debilitate a program at least a couple of years.”
“The university acknowledged there is something that needs to be done. Initial overtures came from them. It’s the right thing to do. It wasn’t handled well in the initial [stages],” Senior added.
Golden is 4-4 in his first season with the Hurricanes after several players have been suspended due to the Shapiro scandal. He will wait until after the season to address any contract issues. YahooSports! released a shocking report detailing Shapiro’s extravagant gifts to 65 Miami players over an eight year period. He is currently serving 20 years for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme.