Emmert's tough talk meaningless

Emmert has inserted himself into enforcement situations more than any NCAA president in recent history, and under his leadership the NCAA's enforcement has been very weak in most instances.

Mark Emmert dropped the D word, death penalty, when discussing the violations committed by Miami with the USA Today.

Forgive me for being really skeptical that Miami will come close to facing the death penalty. Emmert's words have been quite hollow when it comes to enforcement since becoming NCAA president.

I do have to admit that there have been a few examples where the NCAA has come out swinging hard since Emmert took over nearly a year ago. One of those examples was the banning of Enes Kanter. Kanter has received the most severe punishment of any individual or any school since Emmert took over. Obviously Kanter's punishment had nothing to do with his being a one time commitment to Emmert's former school the University of Washington.

The NCAA also came out swinging when John Calipari was recognized by Kentucky for reaching a huge milestone for a coach, 500 career wins. UK was forced to strike wins from Calipari's record while other coaches with vacated wins have been allowed to retain the games as wins on their individual records.

Meanwhile NCAA enforcement in nearly every other situation has become a joke. From the Cam Newton situation, Ohio State's embarrassingly slight delayed suspensions, the future suspension of Jim Calhoun and many more instances NCAA enforcement has been all bark and little bite.

While enforcement has become a laughingstock it must be noted that at no other time has an NCAA president inserted himself into the enforcement process like Mark Emmert has done in his short tenure.

Emmert needs to do the NCAA a favor and resign before the damage he does digs a hole so deep that it tears the NCAA apart.

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