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Larry Scott has some choice words for Paul Dee

Posted on: August 18, 2011 11:29 am
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has ruffled the feathers of those in college athletics before and it appears he has no problem doing so again in light of reports about significant NCAA violations at Miami.

Scott's most recent shot across the bow is aimed directly at Paul Dee, who was athletic director in Coral Gables when most of the violations occurred. Dee also was chairman of the NCAA Committee on Infractions and severely sanctioned USC for the school knowing or that they should have known about violations involving running back Reggie Bush.

Safe to say the commissioner agrees with many that Dee blasting the Trojans while his own department ran amok makes him a hypocrite.

"If the allegations prove true," Scott told The Los Angeles Times, "the words irony and hypocrisy don't seem to go far enough."

Scott added that the reports about what happened with the Hurricanes were "a real indictment of some of the problems that exist in college sports and college football and underscores the need for dramatic reform in rules, culture and the enforcement process."

Though he stopped short of fully advocating it, the commissioner also brought up the possibility that the NCAA could separate the enforcement process and allowing it to be done outside the organization.

"I think we need to step back and consider bold new ideas, including the possibility of bringing in outside resources," he said.
Comments

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2011 10:52 am
 

Larry Scott has some choice words for Paul Dee

When everyone is breaking the rules, it is time to review the purpose of the rules.  The real issue is the rules are dumb, not that we have an immoral population all of the sudden.
If you agree to abide by the rules by joining the organization (NCAA) then it is at least unethical if not immoral to knowingly break those rules.

It's fairly disingenuous to decry the rule after you've violated it with full knowledge aforethought.

As Momma always said...immoral is as immoral does...and that's all I have to say about that.



Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Larry Scott has some choice words for Paul Dee

Keep in mind, all these "rules" are just made up rules by the NCAA.  There isn't a Justice Department role here.  If my fantasy football league sets up rules and a member breaks the rules, the Justice Department doesn't have the jurisdiction to investigate.
When was the last time you exceeded the speed limit?  When everyone is breaking the rules, it is time to review the purpose of the rules.  The real issue is the rules are dumb, not that we have an immoral population all of the sudden.



Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 11:50 am
 

Larry Scott has some choice words for Paul Dee

Just another Athletic Director with ties to the NCAA Committee on Infractions (like Gene Smith @ Ohio St) who can do anything they like because their just "one of the good ole boys."  When is the U.S. Justice Department going to begin their investigation of this national epidemic?  Many major Athletic Directors are criminals, and deserve to be tried in Federal Court for corruption, fraud, and conspiracy.


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