NCAA president: Inquiries need to get facts right

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - NCAA President Mark Emmert says he wants
investigations such as that of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton to be
"as efficient and expedited" as possible, but "you've got to get
the facts right."

Emmert spoke Friday during taping of a TV show to air Monday on
the Big Ten Network, saying the NCAA's "burden of proof is
higher" than for someone writing a blog.

He did not specifically address the case of Newton, a leading
Heisman Trophy contender for No. 2-ranked Auburn. Newton's father,
Cecil, reportedly sought money when his son was being recruited.

Emmert also said student-athletes "will never be paid as long
as I'm president of the NCAA." He was appearing on "Expert
Opinion with Graham Spanier," hosted by Penn State's president.

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