marty1841 wrote: vikes_fan_4_life! wrote:
marty1841 wrote:death penalty....i can't see them not getting it.
that's what I'm thinking, too..
the accusations are just too much, and couple that with some coaches being involved, and the likelihood of the administration knowing something about it? no matter how much some people say it's not going to happen....i truly feel it's going to happen.
i can't believe there's not more discussion of it in here.
The more I think about the death penalty scenario, the more plausible it seems to me. Here's why:
1) The NCAA got embarrassed by the way they handled the whole Reggie Bush thing. Everyone knew something was wrong with Bush and USC and years after the fact they finally do something about it. That made the NCAA look bad.
2) Last year the NCAA got embarrassed once more with the Cam Newton saga. A player's dad shopped his son around, admitted to it, and that player was declared ineligible for less than 24 hours before being reinstated. Regardless of whether money actually changed hands, the whole thing exposed a 'loophole' of sorts in the rules and the NCAA had egg on their collective faces again.
So post Bush/Newton the NCAA has decided the best way to change their image is to come out swinging. We've seen it all over the college football world this year - Oregon, LSU, Ga. Tech, UNC, - just to name a few. They are out to show that they mean business, that you better follow the rules or else - period. With this Miami thing, they may actually have a case that justifies their harshest penalties once again, and they don't have to be afraid to use them.
I know at lot of the so called 'experts' say it won't happen. Those experts reason that there is too much at stake with conference TV contracts and revenue for anyone (at least a 'major' program) to receive the "death penalty". However, if the NCAA is hell bent on making an example out of someone, and they want to put the fear of the hammer in the rest of the college football world, they won't find a better opportunity to do so than with Miami.