CBS Sports: Emmert needs to go

by Ben Goldfarb on February 18, 2013

in Penn State Scandal, Sports

“If they believe that action should be taken toward me or anyone else in the organization they are free to do that.” —Mark Emmert

Dennis Dodd, Senior College Football Columnist for, calls a spade a spade: “the NCAA is guilty of failure to monitor and lack of institutional control.”

At today’s press conference, Dodd wanted to ask how much Emmert knew and when he knew it, but was cut off and never got to ask it. But his point is well taken, and it resonates with my own feelings about Emmert shirking blame in this case, despicably shitcanning an underling as a scapegoat to divert the attention from his own malfeasance. Dodd and I both believe that Emmert must now step down, as too much hypocritical shit has gone down on his watch.

Says Dodd:

The NCAA executive committee, which employs Mark Emmert at its leisure, … has leverage.

“If they believe that action should be taken toward me or anyone else in the organization they are free to do that,” Emmert said.

Is that a statement or a dare?

Read about it here. Thanks to Joe for the link.

lawrence February 19, 2013 at 9:39 am

Who has the power to force him to resign? He is the CEO, is he not? He won’t give up that super cushy job and it’s outsized paycheck without a big fight…but if the NCAA needs someone to physically kick his ass out the door you can give them my email address and I will travel to their offices at my expense and do just that.

The Nittany Turkey February 19, 2013 at 10:35 am

He didn’t hire himself. Someone or some collection of people, namely, the board of directors, hired him and they’ve got the power to fire him. I tried to read the by-laws to get something more definitive about the specific process for firing a president, but there are no links to them on There are plenty of dictums for member institutions there, but nothing stating the rules that the NCAA itself has to live by. Physician, heal thyself! (It is interesting to note that they devote a whole page to Penn State sanctions.)

Anyhow, please go there and kick his ass anyway, Lawrence, just for the hell of it.

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.


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