Thursday, June 10, 2010
Most telling comment from NCAA
By ESPN.com staff
There weren't many revelations on the teleconference concerning the NCAA's ruling on USC's case, at least until the end.
Here's what Paul Dee, chair of the committee on infractions, had to say about whether violations surrounding a star player are worse than violations surrounding a scrub: "High profile players demand high profile compliance."
So Dee is saying that Bush's status -- he won the 2005 Heisman Trophy -- which was described in detail in the NCAA report without the use of his name (he's referred to as Student-Athlete 1), provoked a harsher penalty.
Also, one other notable point: The NCAA report didn't cite former coach Pete Carroll for any violations.
So, if Carroll washes out with the Seattle Seahawks, he's free to return to college football.
You can read the entire report here.