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Western Kentucky's Morton resigns amid allegations stemming from NCAA investigation of Miami

Western Kentucky has announced that former Hilltoppers assistant Jake Morton has resigned as director of basketball operations.

The NCAA in February accused Morton of three recruiting violations allegedly committed as a University of Miami assistant between October 2008 and April 2009. The sports' governing body also says he accepted at least $6,000 in supplemental income from convicted felon and Miami booster Nevin Shapiro between October 2007 and October 2008.

Western Kentucky hired Morton as a Hilltoppers assistant in June 2011. He was re-assigned to director of basketball operations following the 2011-12 season.

A school spokesman said Thursday that Morton resigned "to pursue coaching opportunities."