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@John at MrSEC @MoKelly1 When is the last time the NCAA sanctioned a school not involved with infractions? The closest that k is slapping the 'Show Cause' lable on a coach that is not currently under contract.
My guess is that the worst possible scenario for Mizzou is the PR hit if the NCAA claims that Haith is dirty. The players that were suspended for the supposed infractions were all reinstated after just a couple of games, that does not happen if the players were actually paid to play.
1 year, 6 months ago on Haith’s Lawyer Prepping Mizzou Fans For Bad News?
@DukeOfPork I disagree with the assertion that this is totally new ground for the NCAA. They have never been involved with a criminal case before but they have tons of cases involving systematic cover ups. The NCAA would not be punishing Penn State for the crime they would be punishing them for the cover up and lack of institutional control that led to the cover up.
You could argue, I suppose, that Mizzou and Arky did not do enough to control or punish employees who crossed a line but you could never link those schools to the coaches infractions. That is not the case here. The schools lack of action led directly to many more children being violated.
If Penn State is not cited for lack of institutional control the NCAA cannot ever use that again because there has never been a more egregious case of lack of institutional control including the SMU case.
2 years ago on The NCAA Is About To Make A Big Mistake With Penn State
I think you are missing the boat here Mr. P.
Yes the court system will take care of the individuals here. That is what the court system is designed to do.
What the court system is not designed to do is deal with the culture that allowed this to happen. How did professional, well educated, intelligent men allow this to spiral out of control like it did? Every single one of them knew that the decisions that they were making were wrong and disgusting yet they still made them, why? For some reason in their minds the football program and the university image were more important than the lives of children who were at least nominally under their protection. That is the sign of a very, very sick culture. If you think getting rid of the individuals somehow righted the culture at Penn State I ask you to read a few of the press releases coming from Happy Valley lately. The Board of Curators or whatever their title is at Penn State just last week refused to remove the JoPa statue because it might offend some big money boosters. Is that the move of a group that has learned their lesson and is trying to right the ship or one that still refuses to see the light?
The NCAA is not getting involved because a crime happened on campus. Hell, they happen all of the time, some worse than any of the individual crimes committed here. The NCAA is involved because the football department, the athletic department and the university president conspired to not only cover up a crime but also allow the perpetrator to remain free with access to their facilities to continue preying on more children.
For those that argue this not an NCAA matter because they gained no competitive advantage from the conspiracy I ask you to think again. They did not cover up these crimes because Mr. Sandusky was a great friend, they did it to protect the brand. News of a child rapist would hurt the brand and the image of the school. So they did this to prevent a competitive disadvantage. I learned in ninth grade algebra that subtracting a negative was the same as addition. By not reporting these crimes they maintained the status quo which, in effect, gave them a competitive advantage over the situation if the news were released.
I am not a fan of the NCAA. They are arbitrary and seem to base decisions on the pocket book more often than the rule book. But if they do not act in this case how can they ever discipline a school for giving a recruit an extra meal or making sure another kid gets help passing his sophomore English class?
@kerrigjl there are many exceptions.
2 years ago on SEC Commissioner Slive At The Podium – 7/17/12
@kerrigjl Kerrigjl is correct. I was Born and raised in KC and have always pronounced it Missour-ee, my rural relatives all pronounce it Missour-ah. It is a urban/rural thing for the most part but as someone else said they are many exceptions.