Emmet was doing nothing more than make a politically expedient statement
And I guess we will just have to agree to disagree. I think you have a perception the the NCAA actually has some heft that it doesn't. It wouldn't surprise me at all if it was completely removed from major college football 5 years from now.
Choosing to 'monitor' essentially private immoral conduct(which is all this is) is an incredibly slippery slope. Where do you draw the line? Petrino, Haywood, Carroll, etc etc all had absolutely nothing to do with football. But such situations hurt the image of the NCAA when they get public airing but the institutions themselves have to chose their own paths on this. There is no way the NCAA is going to do anything to Arkansas nor is there anything that the NCAA is going to do to Haywood. It is none of their business.
Sandusky used the football program but every single major program in the country (including ND) has affiliations, connections and business dealings with a huge variety of people, a good chunk of them that are undoubtedly sleazy characters although Sandusky certainly takes the cake with this one. Is the NCAA going to hold it's members accountable for the behavior of everyone who might misuse their access, or perceived access, to criminal intent? The NCAA is already a joke in so many areas that is has perview of. School presidents are not going to give the NCAA a carte blanche in this area.
As far as the NCAA should be concerned, all they could want has already been done: the guy responsible is in jail, the head coach is gone, the athletic director is gone and the president of the university is gone. Private lawsuits with drain PSU of it resources and the conduct of the leaders will continue to shame PSU for a long long time. PSU will fight this stigma and will be damaged far beyond any pitiful sanctions the NCAA could put on them.
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