In a very lengthy piece over at ESPN.com, one that makes NCAA president Mark Emmert look like a bigger douchebag than we ever imagined, Dana O’Neil and Mike Fish report that former NCAA staff members have come forward to Outside The Lines with multiple examples of Emmert’s questionable practices within the NCAA. The two examples used in the report will certainly catch the eyes of Big Blue Nation; they are as follows:
— Targeting specific head coaches and programs presumed as being “dirty,” particularly within a separate in-house group investigating basketball.
— Enforcement and NCAA staff sharing and reviewing information about student-athlete academic transcripts at various times with the media, a violation of federal privacy laws.
I know a guy, as do you, who likely falls under the category of “targeted head coach” at a “program presumed dirty.” Some of his former players fell victim to leaked transcripts to the media, too.
It sounds all too familiar, doesn’t it?