ESPN’s Andrew Brandt writes that the NCAA will allow the college sports world to know that there will be consequences for the violations that occurred during the recruiting period of March through May.
NCAA President Mark Emmert’s statement said: “It’s clear that the current process is insufficient to ensure that all student-athletes are afforded an opportunity to be protected from a program that failed to meet the standards of care required of its student-actor athletes.
We will work with the NCAA to establish a process for reporting violations that violate student-actors, to address student-acts of misconduct, and to help students learn how to report them and how to prevent them from happening in the future.”
Emmerts announcement came after ESPN released a series of damning reports detailing the widespread cheating in the college ranks.
The most damning report came from the NCAA’s own Office of the Vice President for Athletics (OVA), which detailed an “unprecedented and unprecedented” level of student-agent misconduct.
In the most recent report, the OVA revealed that some of the schools that had been involved in the recruiting system were also responsible for recruiting, paying players, and providing their own coaches.
This includes: Clemson, Alabama, Baylor, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, LSU, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Purdue, Texas, Texas Tech, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
NCAA member institutions are not required to report these violations, but they are required to follow their own rules about how they deal with the issue.
The OVA report said that there were numerous instances of violations involving recruits, players, coaches, agents, and their families that occurred throughout the NCAA season.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reported that “more than 100 players are expected to file a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA over the alleged recruiting abuses.
It also notes that more than half of the NCAA violations that have been filed so far are related to recruiting violations.
In total, more than 2,100 violations have been found to have occurred during recruiting, the report said.
The NCAA has been working with the OVI to determine the scope and extent of the violations, and the OVO is also investigating these claims, Emmerting said.”
ESPN’s Brandt also wrote that Emmerding had “explained that, unlike most sports, the NCAA is not an individual entity.
This means that, despite what the NCAA says, it’s really not the NCAA that is responsible for the student-activity issue.”
“He also said that the OVAs report is based on a review of more than 1,000 documents from the investigations of the major student-agents programs and the compliance reports of schools, as well as the OTA and other investigations of potential NCAA violations, among others,” Brandt wrote.
“As of today, there are more than 150,000 student-activities complaints in the system, and that’s a significant number of cases that are not being addressed by the NCAA.
The head of the OVB, Dave Hartnett, resigned after a series in which he was caught on video telling a recruiting agent that it was OK to cheat on a student-contract. “
Emmerts statement comes as the NCAA continues to be investigated by the OVC and is being scrutinized for its handling of its recruiting issues.
The head of the OVB, Dave Hartnett, resigned after a series in which he was caught on video telling a recruiting agent that it was OK to cheat on a student-contract.
Emmering has denied any wrongdoing.
This is the second time in less than a week that the investigation into the NCAA recruiting program has resulted in a major scandal involving the NCAA, which led to the resignation of several NCAA officials in July.
In that scandal, former Nebraska coach John Groce was accused of cheating on his student-aid application, while the school was accused by the FBI of sending out text messages that suggested the NCAA had been paying for his recruiting trips to Florida.
Groce, the school, and former athletic director David Garland were ultimately convicted of all charges and the NCAA paid a $25 million fine to the school.
Emmers statement said that Emmers goal in addressing the issue is “to ensure that the most senior leadership at the NCAA recognizes that we can’t afford to let our players fall through the cracks and get away with what they do.”
We have made clear that we believe this is the right time for an institutional review of the situation and we have worked closely to ensure a thorough and fair investigation, both by the Office of Adjudication (OADA) and the independent and independent review group established by the Board of Directors, and