Early Wednesday morning the NCAA gave Oregon Football a ‘slap on the wrist’ over the Willie Lyles recruiting case. I’ve read many talking on Twitter and some have poked fun at the ruling while others don’t think that it’s fair to other schools. (Re: Ohio State, USC, even Penn State)
The NCAA’s decision took twenty seven and a half months, which is almost three times a long as on of their investigations should take. Here are some of the other opinions on the Committee on Infractions Decision on the Ducks.
Adam Kramer (Bleacher Report) on How the NCAA has lost the Benefit of the Doubt.
The bloggers at ESPN (Adam Rittenberg and Bryan Bennett) One talks about the differences between schools, the other the inconsistencies on the rulings.
Andy Staples from CNNSI says the NCAA can’t win over the public with Sanctioning Schools.
Aaron Fentress with the Oregonian talked after Wednesday afternoon’s Press Conference with Oregon’s Athletic Director Rob Mullens
John Canzano from the Oregonian said Mullens got it right in his Press Conference and was accountable.
For me it’s the inconsistencies in the verdicts that the NCAA has had over the last few years. There is no continuity with any of their rulings. It will be interesting to see what happens to Miami in the coming months – or maybe years.
Yes, Oregon did get a slap on the wrist, but cooperating fully with investigators and having lawyers on your side seems to be the way to go when it comes to dealing with the NCAA on such cases. That being said I’m not sure the best lawyers in the country could get Miami out of what is likely coming their way.
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