NCAA sanctions of Penn State set a new precedent for the organization's enforcement
- The NCAA's extensive sanctions against Penn State raise the question of where the organization can, or should, intervene.
- The penalties were imposed through an unprecedented process by the organizations leaders and governing committees, as opposed to its traditional investigators and committees, broadening its authority to ensure that athletic programs behave ethically.
- Collegiate sports lawyer Mike Glazier says NCAA's action against Penn State sets a precedent for future cases, adding that the organization avoid confusion by clearly defining when it will use its expanded jurisdiction.
From the article:
With its extensive sanctions against Penn State University, including a $60 million fine and penalties that could cripple the Nittany Lions football program for as much as a decade, the National Collegiate Athletic Association declared that it does indeed have jurisdiction to act in cases lacking clear evidence of specific violations of the group's rules. As NCAA President Mark Emmert put it when he announced the penalties Monday: "Our first responsibility as outlined in our constitution is to adhere to the fundamental values of respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility…"
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