“At the end of the day, a crime isn’t a crime unless there is a punishment attached.”

Business as usual.

It is not at all clear that the NCAA is serious about levying punishments against schools whose NIL programs are suspected of running afoul of the few rules that exist.

What is clear is that the NCAA wants you to think it is.

Well, they may be selling that, but who’s buying?

“Whenever Emmert says anything, he’s nebulous,” a prominent college athletics source told On3. “The NCAA has said that they can’t do anything, so what are we doing? Is he just trying to say that they are trying?”

The only person in college athletics with less credibility than Mark Emmert is Bill Hancock.  Though, at least Hancock doesn’t have the power to punish anyone.



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16 responses to ““At the end of the day, a crime isn’t a crime unless there is a punishment attached.”

  1. I’d put Bob Bowlsby on that Mt. Rushmore of shame.

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  2. Previously Paul

    I’m pretty sure ‘be nebulus’ is Emmert’s job description. He keeps getting raises doesn’t he?

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  3. 69Dawg

    You’ve got to give the NCAA credit after getting their butts handed to them by the Supremes they are not going to give any more ammunition to lawyers to fire with. Welcome to the Wild Wild West or East, whatever.

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  4. argondawg

    I am all for NIL but this with zero guard rails on signing its pretty much a cluster at this point. Texas A&M (8-4) just straight up bought the number 1 class this year by a mile. We essentially are payiing recruits third or 4th round NFL money just to sign. I honestly don’t know where this is headed. All of this is being organized and funnelled by the institutions make no mistake. We have zero rules in place. The University with the most money is gonna win. We arent at the end of college football but it sure feels like we are at the beginning of the end if we can’t find some structure that works. It’s a shame that the NCAA was to ignorant and incompetent to produce a structure that compensated players more than adequately while not letting this become a free for all. I dont see how letting boosters run completely amok doesnt end up with the whole damn thing in the ditch.

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    • junkyardawg41

      The only way in the short term to put in guard rails is to make them employees. The NCAA will be unable to put in guard rails. If conferences split apart, the conference with the fewest guard rails will get the most recruits — therefore, again, no guard rails.


    • godawgs1701

      I dont see how letting boosters run completely amok doesnt end up with the whole damn thing in the ditch.

      I don’t see how it does end up with the whole thing in the ditch, frankly. The only way it does is if fans stop watching. Well, we haven’t so far. I’ll be in Sanford Stadium regardless and I’m certain most of you will be right there with me or watching on TV. I don’t care why the guys on the field chose Georgia or chose Florida. My enjoyment of the game is not lessened by the fact that it may be easier for them to buy dinner after the game than it was for Buck Belue. Georgia will be fine. College football will be fine.


  5. ASEF

    Seems like a performative placeholder action while they continue to beg Congress for relief. And probably hoping that enough Congress-critters watching their beloved State U outbid by rabid Texas and TAMU boosters generates some movement.

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    Speaking of crime and punishment, I didn’t know Corch got the boot for kicking the kicker. That’s definitely a new one.


  7. OK, I get it, we blamed the NCAA for fighting NIL, so now we can blame it for failing to regulate NIL.


  8. Senator, really thought your header was a sign hanging in the Auburn AD’s office.

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    No victim, no crime, in my book.