|Mark Emmert confuses his own investigators, too. (US Presswire)|
When NCAA president Mark Emmert called a press conference last week to say the NCAA was going to investigate its Miami investigation because of what it believed to be improper conduct, it caught a lot of people off guard. Just go back and re-read that last sentence and try not to get a headache.
The idea of investigating your own investigation is just, well, it's funny. It's also incredibly confusing, even for one of the NCAA's own investigators.
An anonymous NCAA investigator told the Sun Sentinel that they don't even know why Emmert called the press conference.
"There are a lot of us wondering just what the purpose of [Emmert's news conference] was -- and why it happened in the first place,'' the investigator told the paper.
It's a question also posed by CBSSports.com's own Bruce Feldman not long after the press conference took place.
The NCAA investigator says the NCAA broke no laws or did anything unethical in the investigation. The investigator also said using Nevin Shapiro's lawyer in the investigation was "good, investigative work."
"A lot of us are asking, 'Why was such a big deal made of this one situation?' And no one can answer the question," said the investigator. "It's all strange to us. We're confused."
Believe me, anonymous investigator. You're not the only one.
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