1semenking wrote:Single L wrote:1semenking wrote:I think the guilty party, Jerry Sandusky, and anyone who didn't report the accusations, should be where the penalties end.
So a University should be allowed to violate rules, regulations, and code of conduct and then simply fire all involved, then let the judicial system take care of them, and simply wash their hands clean? Hell No, there has to be consequences.
What rules did the University break?
Per NCAA President Mark Emmert:
Our Constitution and By-Laws make it perfectly clear that the Association exists not simply to promote fair play on the field, but to insist that athletics programs provide positive moral models for our students, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote the values of civility, honesty and responsibility. The sanctions we are imposinsimplisticallyg are based upon these most fundamental principles of the NCAA.
That's good enough for me. Too many people are thinking to simplistically about NCAA rules and bylaws by only focusing on rules that affect the game of play (i.e. illegal recruiting, points shaving, illegal benefits, etc); the NCAA and athletcs is much more than that.