NCAA Desperately Needs Help on Its Investigations

– Forbes

Yesterday a California appellate court ruled that disgraced former assistant USC football coach, Todd McNair, "made a sufficiently convincing showing that the NCAA recklessly disregarded the truth." This is not the first time that a court has ruled that the NCAA's investigations are flawed, but it is certainly a clarion call that the NCAA needs a new investigative system. Ironically, just such a system was suggested to the NCAA in 1991 by a committee, which included a retired Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, formed by the NCAA to study this problem. To date the NCAA has ignored the recommendation of its own committee to have retired judges preside over hearings on major NCAA infractions. That needs to change before more reputations are ruined by NCAA incompetence and corrupt procedures.

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