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NCAA prez: Death penalty an option

Updated: August 19, 2011, 4:28 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- NCAA president Mark Emmert says he's willing to back up his tough talk on punishing rule-breakers -- even using the "death penalty" as a deterrent.

With salacious allegations swirling around Miami's football program, and one week after Emmert joined with university presidents to discuss toughening sanctions against cheating schools, the NCAA's leader said he believed the infractions committee should make the harshest penalty an option.

"If, and I say if, we have very ...

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