Report: Golden's staff broke recruiting rules

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Yahoo Sports is reporting that a former Miami football employee linked to one-time booster Nevin Shapiro helped members of Al Golden's coaching staff with recruiting, which could be another NCAA violation for the troubled program.

Citing unidentified sources, Yahoo Sports says former Miami assistant equipment manager Sean Allen not only contacted recruits and provided impermissible benefits, but did so with Golden's "direct knowledge."

Earlier Friday, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that NCAA investigators visited Miami for several days earlier this month as the lengthy probe into the Hurricanes' compliance practices continues.

The university did not have any immediate comment.