An incomplete list of Mark Emmert lowlights

An incomplete list of Mark Emmert lowlights


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With how politically driven the United States Supreme Court is these days, do you know how bad someone’s case must be for a 9-0 verdict not in your favor? Welcome to the NCAA vs. Alston. The decision stated the NCAA can’t limit compensation when it comes to education-related benefits, and as Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote in his opinion: “Nowhere else in America can businesses get away with agreeing not to pay their workers a fair market rate on the theory that their product is defined by not paying their workers a fair market rate.”

Emmert’s ineffective leadership led to hopes the federal government could mandate something to better define the rules of amateurism. In the checks and balances of Washington, it appears all three branches of governments are represented by people who know the NCAA failed. The ruling, penned by Justice Neil Gorsuch, says that schools could provide education-related benefits for college athletes, like a laptop. The ruling didn’t exactly relate to the name, image and likeness legislation. It’s the biggest elephant in the room, and even Emmert’s dumbass saw that.

“Even though the decision does not directly address name, image and likeness, the NCAA remains committed to supporting NIL benefits for student-athletes,” Emmert said in a statement after the decision. “Additionally, we remain committed to working with Congress to chart a path forward, which is a point the Supreme Court expressly stated in its ruling.” Congress’ response has wreaked of “shouldn’t you have figured this out for yourself?”



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