Yesterday, George Mitchell's statements about "fostering an ethical culture" and "improvements it has instituted" as justification for lifting some of the NCAA sanctions are more of the continuing charade about PSU's out of control football program and culture. As many Penn State alumni, friends, and fans know, there was never a culture or integrity issue with Penn State Athletics. And Mitchell's reports have proven it.
PSU alumni, friends, and fans also were/are at a loss to understand why the NCAA hasn't required the AIA for all of the major athletic programs. Given that PSU has yet to be cited for a major infraction, would it not be prudent to hold the other schools to an even higher standard than PSU? Eight Big Ten schools have had major violations since 2000 as have 44 other programs outside the conference. Where are the AIAs for them?
|Mitchell: Little to nothing to do to monitor AIA.|
From the Introduction and Summary (page 1, unnumbered), of the report:
"As of this first anniversary of my appointment as Monitor, Penn State has substantially
completed the initial implementation of all of the Freeh Report recommendations and of its
annual obligations under the AIA."