Report: Ethics charge for Frank Haith

The NCAA is expected to notify Missouri coach Frank Haith of allegations of "unethical conduct and failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance" stemming from his time as coach at Miami, according to a report by CBSSports.com.

Haith faces the unethical conduct charge because the NCAA believes that payments to his assistants that Haith said were for basketball camps ended up paying Miami booster Nevin Shapiro, CBS reported, citing an anonymous source. Shapiro's mother told the NCAA she received the payment.

The "failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance" charge stems from airline travel his staff gave to two players' families, as well as allowing contact between Shapiro and players during recruiting trips, according to the report.

One of those players, current senior Reggie Johnson, was suspended for a game last season. Durand Scott, the Hurricanes' leading scorer, was suspended for the end of last season and the start of this season.

The NCAA could release the notice of allegations as early as this week, CBS reported.

Haith told ESPN.com in a text message that he has not received any notification from the NCAA on impending punishments.

"We are in constant contact (with) the NCAA but we have not yet received a notice of allegations," Haith wrote.

Haith's attorney, in a statement Tuesday morning, warned against a rush to judgment.

"Any speculation or information attributed to anonymous sources cannot be relied on until the NCAA makes a final decision on the evidence and issues the notice to the University of Miami and any other persons at-risk in the case," lawyer Michael L. Buckner said in the release. "It is unfortunate that CBSSports.com's unnamed source believed violating the NCAA confidentiality rules was worthwhile.

"The report did not advance anyone's interests (except the source's) and is making a mockery of what is supposed to be a fair process," the statement continued. "Nevertheless, based on the testimony of my client, the media reports of other persons' statements and the voluminous records we shared with the NCAA, any allegations asserted by Nevin Shapiro against my client cannot be supported."

Missouri released a statement Monday night that said: "The University has been in communication with the NCAA regarding their ongoing efforts related to the University of Miami investigation. Coach Haith and the University of Missouri continue to cooperate fully. However, we are not at liberty to comment further out of respect for the NCAA process."

Two former Miami assistant coaches have been told of the unethical conduct charge, sources told The Associated Press. CBS reported that three assistants face charges. Jake Morton is now at Western Kentucky, Michael Schwartz is at Fresno State, and Jorge Fernandez spent last season with Marshall.

Following an NCAA notice of allegations, Haith would have 90 days to respond, then would meet with the NCAA Committee on Infractions. The NCAA would then have up to six months to decide on any punishments.

If Haith did receive a show cause or any stiff penalty from the NCAA, his employment status would be up to Missouri, not the NCAA, which does not have the power to fire coaches.

CBS reported that the NCAA could not find proof that Haith or his staff paid $10,000 to former player DeQuan Jones' family. Jones was suspended by Miami last season, then ultimately allowed to return to the team. Jones is now with the Orlando Magic.

Shapiro made allegations of rules and recruiting violations at Miami to Yahoo! Sports in 2011. He has said he provided extra benefits to more than 70 of Miami's athletes from 2002-10.

He is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for orchestrating a nearly $1 billion Ponzi scheme.

Haith left Miami for the Missouri job before the 2011-12 season. He has a 43-9 record with the Tigers.

Some of the sanctions from the Shapiro saga have already gone into effect, since they were self-imposed. Miami's football team has missed three postseason games -- two bowl games and what would have been an appearance in this season's Atlantic Coast Conference championship game -- in response to the investigation, and coach Al Golden is holding back a number of scholarships from the 2013 roster as well.

ESPN.com college basketball senior reporter Andy Katz and reporter Dana O'Neil contributed to this report. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.