Hypocrisy: the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform.
Mark Emmert: a person who indulges in hypocrisy.
On Monday, NCAA President Emmert fired VP of Enforcement, Julie Roe Lach, in the midst of an investigation of the organization's handling of the University of Miami's improper conduct claims.
Last month, the NCAA issued a press release stating that some members of their enforcement staff obtained information about a bankruptcy proceeding, involving Nevin Shapiro — a former University of Miami booster, who allegedly pampered Hurricane football players for nearly a decade with cash, elaborate parties, and other benefits deemed improper by the NCAA.
However, the NCAA has no jurisdiction when it comes to Shapiro's private proceedings. And the very act of them working directly with Shapiro's attorney reeks of collusion against the University of Miami — who is the midst of an NCAA investigation regarding Shapiro and his relationship with the football program.
Not only did Lach lose her job, according to Yahoo! Sports, but others in the enforcement staff have allegedly lost their jobs, as well.
So, why hasn't Emmert been reprimanded? Why hasn't he been fired like Lach, forced to resign like former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel, or given a four-year ban like Penn State?
Why is it that Emmert can pass legislation which states "a head coach is presumed responsible for major/Level I and Level II violations (e.g. academic fraud, recruiting inducement) occurring within his or her program unless the coach can show that he or she promoted an atmosphere of compliance and monitored his or her staff," but can't live up to those same responsibilities himself?
Why, you ask? There's a really simple answer for that ... Emmert is a hypocrite.
The NCAA, nor its boss, can't possibly be trusted any longer. Not only have they exploited young people for years and passed down laws which are completely illegal, but they have lost all credibility with their recent actions — and inactions — in the Miami case.
Both the NCAA and Emmert have zero credibility moving forward now, and it's time for them to finally pay the piper for their "improper conduct."
"Regardless of where blame lies internally with the NCAA, "Miami president Donna Shalala said in a statement released by the university Monday. "Even one individual, one act, one instance of malfeasance both taints the entire process and breaches the public's trust."
Malfeasance: wrongdoing, esp. by a public official.
(EDIT) Mark Emmert: 1. a person who indulges in hypocrisy ... and malfeasance.
2. a man who should resign immediately.