From the lips of Jon Sundvold, Chair of the University of Missouri Board of Curators, angry edition:
“The NCAA Committee on Infractions made a mistake yesterday. We expect leadership from institutions to admit when they make a mistake, correct that mistake and move forward. The NCAA should do the same. As David Roberts, NCAA Committee on Infractions panel chief officer, said, “Missouri did the right thing.” I now expect the NCAA to do the right thing.
“If it doesn’t, a dangerous precedent has been set. When an individual acts independently of their employer, violates rules, commits extortion and shops her accusations to the highest bidder, why would that institution be punished unjustly after doing the right thing?
“Inconsistent actions by the NCAA continue to erode its credibility. If it doesn’t admit and correct this unprecedented fault, many Power Five schools, like Missouri, will question the need for the NCAA as a governing body…”
I know on one level if that were to occur, it would merely be, as the article puts it, “rich people near the top firing rich people at the top and hiring new rich people at the top”. But, man, would I love to watch Mark Emmert sputter and grovel at the thought of his gravy train being seriously threatened.