The NCAA investigation into the University of Miami athletic department has been quiet lately, but the drama is about to ramp up again.
Sources tell the Daily Business Review that NCAA investigators plan to summon Hurricanes defensive end Dyron Dye for a third interview about alleged improper benefits he took from convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro during his recruitment. The interview has not been scheduled but is expected in the coming days.
Sources say Dye initially met with the NCAA in August 2011, the same month Yahoo Sports reporter Charles Robinson shook the college sports world with a report detailing Shapiro's involvement with UM athletes. Dye was asked to return for a second chat to discuss inconsistencies in his statements. The football player has since signed an affidavit claiming NCAA investigators intimidated and coerced him into testifying against the university.
Dye retained Wolfe Law Miami attorney Darren A. Heitner to represent him. Heitner declined to comment Friday.
The upcoming interview could result in another suspension for Dye, who is recovering from an Achilles injury, or additional embarrassment for the NCAA if it's determined investigators strong-armed Dye into testifying. Dye was suspended for the first four games of the 2011 season for accepting benefits from Shapiro.