The scandal involving University of Miami athletes who reportedly accepted gifts from boosters continues to unfold, with possible sanctions on the horizon. It’s quite possibly the “most egregious, widespread and long-lasting disregard for NCAA rules and regulations ever.”
NCAA president Mark Emmert is floating the idea — though he didn’t speak directly about Miami — of imposing the so-called ‘death penalty’ on the most blatant offenders. The death penalty means a school cannot compete in a specific sport for at least one year. Southern Methodist University became the first college football program to get the death penalty when it served a two-year ban during the 1980s. Miami could become the second.