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For the NCAA, stepping into the area of what it refers to as individual accountability is complicated territory.
“You quickly recognize that there are other entities that hold individuals accountable for criminal acts per se or even for violations of Title IX on specific campuses when investigations are completed,” NCAA chief legal officer Don Remy said. “And so as we have looked at this we have looked at our role as composed of all of higher education. And how can we in college athletics be part of the higher education dialogue to change the culture. And how can we make sure that student-athletes are treated the same as students who are on campus who don’t compete in athletics. Not to create any preferential treatment for student-athletes or to create a negative environment for student-athletes, but to have student-athletes be able to matriculate through their time on campus like other students who aren’t competing in athletics.”
Not to mention by focusing on individual accountability, Remy neatly sidesteps the role the NCAA could play with its member institutions regarding sexual assault.
I guess these guys are still smarting over their Penn State debacle.