More Scrutiny for the NCAA

May 14, 2014

The hits keep on coming for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

USA Today reported that three U.S. senators had written NCAA President Mark Emmert expressing concern about "exploitation" of college athletes and seeking a wide range of documents related to the association's business practices. Among them, the newspaper reported, were copies of all of the association's broadcast contracts and copies of all lawsuits and settlements with athletes since 2012.

Also Tuesday, CBS Sports reported that the NCAA had not processed any major Division I infractions cases since last November, the longest such stretch it has gone since the late 1990s. The article, which includes a thorough analysis of discussions about reforming the NCAA's investigative procedures, notes that the enforcement enterprise has gone dark in the wake of the blow that the association's credibility suffered in the wake of its botched investigation of the University of Miami.

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