“We are always mindful of the voices around college athletics,” Remy said. “and we strive to do the right thing.”
The NCAA has formally opened an investigation into how Michigan State handled Lawrence G. Nassar’s serial sexual assault of female athletes. Why do I have the feeling this is more about Mark Emmert’s ego responding to the obvious comparison of this situation to his epic mishandling of Penn State in the Sandusky matter than about possible violations of organizational bylaws? Speaking of which, why should anyone expect Emmert to do any better the second time around?
I ask none of this because I think the MSU administration is beyond reproach. Quite the contrary. But I fear we’re about to be reminded again how ill-equipped Mark Emmert is to dispense meaningful justice within the confines of established rules and procedures. Not that he’s likely to care.