Originally posted on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 11/18/11
Could Mark Emmert be changing his tune on bringing NCAA sanctions to Penn State? For the past couple weeks, Emmert, the president of the NCAA, has been noncommittal about saying the NCAA would investigate the goings on at Penn State as far as they pertained to the laws that govern collegiate athletics. But in an interview with National Public Radio's Kai Ryssdal, Emmert suggested that charges of lack of institutional control could be levied against the university. Ryssdal: As the body that is charged, in theory, with guaranteeing the safety of student athletes in American colleges and universities, how are you going to do that? What is your role in something like Penn State? Emmert: Well we have rules and bylaws that -- while they were never written to address anything quite like this of course -- they speak directly to the control that institutions have to maintain over their athletic departments and their programs. And they speak very directly to ethical behavior of people in th...
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