Miami allegations could have far-reaching effects

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  • JeffE Grantsville, UT
    Aug. 17, 2011 11:26 a.m.

    The NCAA should suspend the coaches and administrators who had knowledge, or reasonabley should have had knowledge of serious violations. It should be severe enough to really hurt, and if it is serious enough, they should be permanently banned from NCAA athletics. The real issue is there are no real consequences for these guys. They are highly motivated for the short-term, "win at all costs now". If they get caught and are fired, they tend to surface a year or so later at another university, usually with a raise.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Aug. 17, 2011 10:08 a.m.

    Stop the talk now about paying players extra money for scholarships until this is cleared up. It is out of control. Obviously,paying players under the table is nothing new (OSU, USC, Oregon, Miami....). A scholarship for an education is pay enough for the chance to play at a college level. Don't open the door up for shady boosters.

    It is out of control. The NCAA needs to do some house cleaning. Death penalty for Miami.

  • Cougar Blue N. Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 17, 2011 9:38 a.m.

    So "plausible deniability" now becomes the catch phrase for all. What a crock!

  • S.Andrew Zaelit Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 17, 2011 8:21 a.m.

    Paying players is not the answer. These adults get a free education (tens of thousands of dollars) that they do not have to pay for. Looking away is not the answer. Playing dumb worked for Ohio State and UNC, but alas stupidity is not the answer either. The solution actually is a simple one, make academic standards high enough to keep out those adults who have chosen to behave like greedy street thugs and prevent those coaches from recruiting them, strip all wins during tainted years, return all money obtained from illicit behavior, and apply the "Death Penalty." That is a loud message that will not be ignored or laughed at. The schools, the athletes, and the coaches are all adults so treat them as such.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 17, 2011 7:35 a.m.

    Raise scholarships for football players. Revenues went up 10x in the last negotiations, scholarships can rise, too. It'll make it easier for players to resist if they are no longer living on a shoestring.