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Several recent incidents raise questions about how the agency's enforcement officials police athletes and coaches on campuses nationwide.
On Alabama: CeCe Jefferson - "It was a bunch of beautiful women..." Reggie Ragland - "oh the females of course..."
Interesting that when it was SEC teams in the crosshairs, not much outcry, but now that institutions like Ohio State, Penn State, USC, UCLA, and Oregon are getting attention, the NCAA is a bully.
Although I totally agree that the NCAA investigation/enforcement statutes need overhauling, I have felt that way for years...
My 2 issues with them:
1) It also seems odd that certain teams can get out of trouble when they should be hamered
2) Not much consistency in the rulings/punishments from one school to the next
The Dynasty is Here!
The NCAA certainly has had its share of critics and has been far from perfect or even consistent in enforcement.
However, I'm getting a little tired of some of the shots that the media take against the NCAA. Not because they aren't warranted, because sometimes they are. But remember a couple of points regarding this article.
1. The L.A. Times is obviously biased toward USC and UCLA.
2. An example of this bias is their attempt to treat Todd McNair as a victim. Todd McNair is a filthy scumbag. The article doesn't mention, for example, McNair's involvement in dogfighting and his previous arrests. The NCAA defamed Todd McNair? Give me a break. Todd McNair is a criminal. NCAA investigators thought he was lying? If Todd McNair's lips were moving, he was lying.
But here's the main reason I find these articles tiresome. They always treat the NCAA as a shadowy governmental organization. The NCAA is the member universities, period. Rather that call out the NCAA, or even Mark Emmert...how about the members of the NCAA executive committee? Every member of the committee is a university president or chancellor. They are Mark Emmert's boss. If the universities are unhappy about the way the NCAA enforces its regulations, they can make changes any time they want. It's their organization.
Don't get me wrong...I'm not defending what the NCAA has done in every case.,,especially the Newton debacle. My point is, let's put the blame where it belongs. Things are the way they are because that's what the universities want.
This post was edited by airharper 16 months ago
I don't know. It's like its some protected brotherhood. They won't even call out a 'filthy scumbag' like Graham Spanier.
True. But he is one of their own. My point is that it's all on the university presidents.
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