NCAA President Mark Emmert on Thursday expressed a clear desire for the NCAA to have direct power to punish schools and athletes in connection with sexual abuse cases.
Can you imagine what he would have done with the Duke lacrosse scandal? Or how much the NCAA would have wound up spending to defend and settle the inevitable lawsuit arising from his reaction?
Though I admit watching Emmert go after Ken Starr would have a certain sense of pass the popcorn to it. But not enough to make this even remotely a good idea.