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NCAA Prez Wants “Efficient And Expedited” Investigation Into Newton Saga

A tip of the hat to CSS’ Matt Stewart.  About a week and a half ago, Stewart said during a broadcast of “SportsNite” that he believed the NCAA — with so much at stake — would put a rush job on its investigation into Cam Newton.

He also repeated that idea off-air as most of us on set rolled our eyes at the very idea of the NCAA ever putting a rush job on anything.

Well CSS’ Stewart was right.  And even the NCAA president is proving him right.

New NCAA top man Mark Emmert said today during the taping of a show for the Big Ten Network that he wants investigations like the current Cam Newton case to be “as efficient and expedited” as possible, adding, “you’ve got to get the facts right.”

Emmert also said, “The burden of proof is higher than for someone writing a blog.” 

(Abso-damn-lutely!  There’s a reason we try to keep an open mind here at MrSEC.com — we don’t have all the facts.  Neither do most other sites, but they don’t let that stop them from acting as judge, jury and executioner.)

Emmert did not refer specifically to Newton, but his reply came after being asked about Auburn’s quarterback. 

 


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All of us who love NCAA football would love for the NCAA "to get the facts right." Two facts that the NCAA could easily settle for us without damaging their investigation in the slightest is:

1)If someone in a prospect's immediate family discusses pay for play with a potential school's boosters does that make the prospect ineligible to play for that school even if prospect was not aware?

2)If a prospect is ineligible to participate in NCAA sports for a member school doesn't the NCAA require that prospect to appeal his/her eligibility status before they can even think about playing for another NCAA school within the same division?

By all means investigate till you have all of the facts right but don't insult our intelligence by
using the investigation as an excuse not to clarify the vagueness of some of your bylaws.

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