It took only a few short days for Mizzou fans to start recognizing that the enemy in the Frank Haith investigation looked very familiar.
Over the last 24 hours, what was rumored to be a substantial notice of allegations against Haith during his time at Miami, has been flipped on its head when the NCAA came out and publicly acknowledged how bad they had bungled their investigation of the University of Miami athletic programs. So badly in fact that they have put the Miami case on hold and are rolling out an investigation of their own NCAA Enforcement Program.
Who was leading said Miami investigation you ask? We’ll let this little nugget explain…
Ok sure, the lead investigator was Abigail Grantstein who was also the girl who was fired from her job after her meathead boyfriend started spouting off on an airplane about why Shabazz Muhammed would never play for UCLA (he is, by the way). But why is Abigail an enemy of Mizzou?
One look at her LinkedIn profile and we had our answer…
Having spent time working in a straight and narrow institution such as the KU athletic department while earning her KU law degree, there is no doubt that Ms. Grantstein had a sinister smile creep across her face when the file labeled “Frank Haith” was dropped on her desk.
The two teams may never play basketball again, but she had the power to kick Mizzou in the junk once more for old times sake and she wasn’t about to let that opportunity go to waste.
Oh sure, we recognize that it’s a substantial leap of faith to presume that an NCAA investigator was petty enough to veer way outside of her procedural limitations all in a desperate effort to throw the book at a man simply because is affiliated with her arch rival. But if the NCAA Enforcement Program has taught us anything over the years, it’s that using scant – and sometimes illegally obtained – evidence to draw wild, sweeping conclusions despite the inability to prove any of it…well, that’s completely acceptable when it comes to college sports.
The only thing that we don’t understand is how she got the job at the NCAA when she showed up to her interview dressed like this.