Alabama's case is completely different in some respects, but the lawyers in the group can probably better answer if legal lines may have been crossed there. Problem is that even if they did cross legal bounds in our case the Alabama staff at the time basically fell on their sword.
IMHO, *U showed the way in how to beat an NCAA investigation and it appears Miami may have perfected it, with the NCAA's help. No one at UA was willing to put up that kind of fight. Perhaps they were afraid of further retaliation after the previous case with them. Maybe they were just inept. Whatever the case, the NCAA has gotten itself in quite the mess this time.