Former Miami athletic director Dee passes away

According to multiple media outlets in Florida, former Miami athletic director Paul Dee has passed away at the age of 65.

Dee, who held the AD position in Coral Gables from 1993 until 2008, also served as the NCAA Committee on Infractions chairman, a role he held while overseeing the Reggie Bush-USC case in the summer of 2010. He had open-heart surgery in 2008 and had recently been hospitalized for cancer treatment.

When Dee announced the Trojans' two-year bowl ban and 30 docked scholarships, he said that "high-profile athletes demand high-profile compliance." That quote is often referenced when other schools are going under NCAA investigations.

Dee oversaw Miami's move from the Big East to the ACC and helped Miami build an on-campus basketball arena. However, he also served as AD when rogue booster Nevin Shapiro was involved with the school.

The National Football Post sends its sincerest condolences to Dee's family and friends.

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