When Memphis was penalized for the Derrick Rose situation several years ago, the phrase “strict liability” was tossed out by Paul Dee (not to be confused with Paulie D) in naming the school responsible for playing an eligible player who would later be ruled ineligible. At the time, Dee was serving as the Chairman for the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions. Now, two years later, the former Miami athletic director is back in the news as the primary negligent overseer of what might be college athletics’ most rogue operation ever.
And you know who is very aware of the irony? John Calipari.
Following a series of Tweets today outlining his plans for his Dominican National Team, Coach Cal simply Tweeted “strict liability”, which was likely followed by a boisterous laugh echoing throughout the Craft Center. For Calipari, the Rose situation was an obscenely blatant sign of the organization’s hypocrisy, penalizing a team for allowing a player cleared by the NCAA to participate. Now, with Paul Dee turned from enforcer to the spoiled fat kid caught with his hand in Daddy’s Playboy drawer, the hypocrisy is simply laughable.
Paul Dee, Coach Cal has a message for you: