Saturday, October 5, 2013

UM Held hostage - 781 days. Can we replace the Federal shutdown with an NCAA shutdown

781 days and counting!

Feel free to correct me, but I calculate that it has been 781 days from August 16, 2011, the date I have that the Charles Robinson Article was published on Yahoo Sports until today, Saturday, October 5, 2013.  Yes, I mean it, UM Held Hostage.  2 years, 1 month, 19 days. This is a long time to be punished by a holding a big black cloud over one’s head, especially where UM has applied probably the harshest self-imposed penalties while we all wait for a NCAA to complete its so-called investigation and impose its ruling.

By the way, the NCAA has investigated and absolved itself for its own wrong doing, using an “outside” counsel. What happened since then?

More dates: UM did not receive the NCAA's Notice of Allegations from the NCAA until February 19, 2013.  The hearing was held beginning June 13, 2013.  What’s that been?  115 days or 3 months, 23 day. What are the tribunal members doing?  To each of them I ask: What do you call an order that is released from a tribunal more than 115 days after hearings? Answer: “Stale”  I can think of many courts and administrative agencies that would reverse an order delayed so long and possible rebuke the Judge for the delay in timely rendering.

How can student athletes properly concentrate on school and athletics while they wait for a decision that decides how much they pay for the sins of others long since departed?

Wish of the week: An end to the Federal shutdown to be replaced by an NCAA shutdown.   

NCAA Member schools need to start acting like participating members a/k/a directors over the NCAA, rather than subjects to a monarch and demand better from the NCAA. Any one of them could be next.

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