no. the agency that needs to be held to a higher standard is the NCAA because it is in fact NOT a law enforcement agency.
The NCAA has "supposedly self reported their own mistake. Did they or did someone else show it to thme so the self reported? I don't know. but I don't recall any other time where the NCAA has openly admitted they f**ked up. That opens the door for any and all kinds of possibilities. If they were overzealous on one case, it's fair to assume they may have done something else wrong on these other cases as well. For decades the NCAA has acted like they walk on wateer, and now even they have admitted to screwing up. Look at what the sanctions have cost USC alone. I would think it's only right and proper for the school (if not the NCAA just to protect it's omnipotent butt) to review their respective cases.
Even if Ohio State was wrong, it would behoove them to review the case just to keep the NCAA honest. Why? Look at what it cost the school. If the school found one error, then said school has every reason to throw the case out. Plus, it will force the NCAA to review their guildlines in a more stringent manner.
I think the NCAA is the one that needs to be investigated. I would love to know how miami got away with hoarding all that talent they came up with in the 80's and 90's. I've never seen anyone get away with grabbing that much talent except Oklahoma back in the 70's and they got busted. They need to clean house on the NCAA. Heck even with someone like shapiro on the NCAA side they won't bust miami. They have all the evidence they need if they wanted to take them down. Oh i forgot abbout SMU there another one, but they also got busted big time, but not miami.
OC, it is hard to appeal to an organization that acts as judge, jury and executioner. It's a lot like voting in North Korea.
This is an unreasonable response. You don't pay your dues, then you can't play against other NCAA teams, so you might as well just shut down your athletic program. OK, maybe North Korea is a bit over the top...How about Mafia instead?
"Mr. Emmert wants his money ya see, or next time it won't be your schedule we re-arrange!"
The organization is a joke and will eventually become a victim of conference reallignment.
OC, it is hard to appeal to an organization that acts as judge, jury and executioner. It's a lot like voting in North Korea
Oklahoma got busted because of Charles Thompson and a cocaine ring. I would assume you would know that. That and the freshman free-for-all dorm that they had that was just begging for trouble.That's simply not true. The probation was announced in December 1988. The NCAA investigation started in the 1984-85 school year and ultimately stretched all the way to February 1988. Thompson was arrested in February 1989, a full year later.
And they should agree unless/or until the NCAA screws up. Then it would be appropriate to review where the error is or what transpired for the mistake they make even to the point of reviewing old cases to make sure everythinng was done fairly.I've always thought there should be some kind of independent appeal mechanism....maybe ex-administrators, school presidents or something like that. The member schools could easily vote this in if they were so inclined. The NCAA acts as a watchdog, but just who is watching the watchdog?