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Irony: the NCAA executive committee granting Mark Emmert unlimited and unilateral power to punish Penn State for one man supposedly wielding unlimited and unilateral power.
AMEN: You could not have said it any better.
To teach a lesson on protecting the innocent, by punishing the innocent.
I wonder if this is the first NCAA ruling not involving NCAA athletes.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by psurow 21 months ago
Let's hope the irony continues further. I'd love to see Emmert's efforts to destroy PSU end up destroying the NCAA.
You could also say that offering transparency (Freeh) was the WORSE option vs. circling the wagons & perpetuating the cover-up (Syracuse)
It is. They said this has nothing to do with competitive advantage or leveling the playing field.
i'm also curious if ncaa has ever punished a school without conducting their own formal investion.. it's also curious to me that these sanctions are being given so swiftly before the trials of curley and shultz are even given. there are other schools out there who committed violations well before this story came out and have yet to be punished.. i wonder why this decision came about so abruptly?
It's pretty obvious. Public outcry.
I would say the Duke Lacrosse scandal is the only comparable thing that I can think of recently, though that dealt with players' actions instead of coaches, it still didn't have effect on competitive balance. They were accused of rape and the public outcry was so large that the NCAA canceled the 2006 season for Duke. I don't think NCAA used their own investigation for that either, they just used the investigation done for the court case similar to Penn St situation. That team lost a season of play and they weren't even found guilty on any charges. It was all public outcry at the time.
Yup. And like everything else in America, people will forget about it in two weeks and get back to their lives. Attention spans are very short in the age we live in, it's too bad Emmert doesn't realize that. Hopefully this can of worms will backfire far more than he could ever imagine.
"A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep"- Glenn Carson
Wow I didn't realize that they cancelled Duke's season. That is ridiculous.
They didn't. The school did.
Granted the accusations were in March and that's right in the middle of the LAX season, but still. Just an example of swift action gone wrong. Hope the same doesn't happen here.
Thanks for the clarification. Still egregious considering there were no convictions.
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