NCAA PRESIDENT DEFENDS CAM NEWTON AGAIN
NCAA president Mark Emmert, speaking Wednesday at the IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum in New York City, again defended the decision to allow Auburn quarterback Cam Newton to retain his eligibility.
"The burden of proof that we have to rely on before we make a decision that affects a university, a young man, a program, or a young woman in a program, is obviously greater than someone who writes in a blog or somebody who has heard a rumor or has a story," Emmert said.
"That decision understandably causes people some angst and stretches credibility when you say, 'Gee, there wasn't any knowledge at the institution or with the individual. It's all been in the media.' But those, in fact, are the facts as we know them. We have to deal with those facts. And I'm actually pleased with the way our people handled it and pleased with the process."