Today, in gobbledegook

This is one giant-sized paragraph of nothin’.

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.


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5 responses to “Today, in gobbledegook

  1. Macallanlover

    There are some spectacular examples where universities have swept bad behavior under the carpet to protect their athletic reputations (State Penn, Baylor, TN, ND, etc.) but the issue is much larger than we see in sports related media outlets. Colleges have long ignored the reporting of rapes, and other crimes, to give the illusion of a safe environment for parents to send their teenage children.

    We live in a time significantly more violent than when I went to school, but we still hire overpaid rent-a-cops to “police” the campuses, while having them continue to report directly to administrators who are either incompetent, or have an incentive to understate criminal activities, or look away.


    • DoubleDawg1318

      Your first paragraph is accurate (particularly the remark about protecting one’s image as a safe place). Your second paragraph is totally false. Crime rates have dropped through the floor over the past decade. We just think we’re in more danger because technology enables us to be more aware of these crimes.


  2. Got Cowdog

    This is not the NCAA’s fight. Crimes of a sexual nature are criminal matters.

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  3. DoubleDawg1318

    Colleges should not be in the business of investigating these crimes. It is like asking the fox to guard the henhouse. There are way too many conflicts of interest for the university to do proper diligence on these matters. Let the local police handle it.

    At the same time, everyone knows they cover this stuff up to benefit the sports teams so how do you address that?


    • Got Cowdog

      Clean the plow of everyone involved in it through the court system. Including the NCAA if they knew about it and did nothing.