Can someone explain how from an institutional standpoint this story is any different from what took place at Penn State?
Well, there is one difference.
Among those being congratulated for our return to gridiron glory is ND’s president, Rev. John Jenkins, who refused to meet with the Seeberg family on advice of counsel, and other school officials who’ve whispered misleadingly in many ears, mine included, in an attempt to protect the school’s brand by smearing a dead 19-year-old…
At first, officials said privacy laws prevented them from responding. But after some criticism, Jenkins told the South Bend Tribune he’d intentionally kept himself free of any in-depth knowledge of the case, yet was sure it had been handled appropriately.
See? Somebody’s figured out the real lesson from Sanduskygate. The odds of Notre Dame bringing in an outside party to investigate and prepare an independent report that can be turned over to Mark Emmert for some light reading are pretty slim, I’d guess.