Friday, March 11, 2011

NCAA: Baylor’s criticism of Jones case ‘off base’


— A day after ruling Baylor freshman Perry Jones ineligible for accepting improper benefits, the NCAA said Thursday that the school was wrong in criticizing how the case was handled and suggesting there were similarities to problems at Auburn and Ohio State.

Jones was ruled out for the rest of the season a few hours before the Bears lost to Oklahoma without him in the Big 12 tournament Wednesday night. The NCAA determined he and his family received improper benefits from an AAU coach before enrolling at Baylor.

Baylor issued a release after the ruling Wednesday in which athletic director Ian McCaw said the decision appeared “to be inconsistent with other recent widely discussed NCAA decisions.” In a later TV interview, McCaw referenced cases involving the Ohio State and Auburn football teams this past season.

McCaw declined comment Thursday. But the NCAA said Baylor “is off base, related to timing, process and precedent.”


KU79 8 years, 9 months ago

Scott Drew is a dickhe@d . . . but that notwithstanding, the NCAA is so hypocritical it's ridiculous. It's time for the BCS conference schools to tell them to go to hell and form their own organization. The reason that football was so much more valued than basketball in the conference meltdowns last summer is that the schools/conferences have a much bigger say in where football money goes. In basketball, it's all shared with the Murray States and the St. Marys of the world. There's 300+ D1 basketball schools that all share in the pie, with the NCAA dividing it up. It's time to walk away so the major schools can receive their true value.

Steve Corder 8 years, 9 months ago

Lazy, worth-little A.P. journalism. If you write a piece like this then find out what the "timing, process and precedent" is. Otherwise, there's no point from which to discuss.

Dirk Medema 8 years, 9 months ago


This is on par with an elementary school arguement. Did the NCAA not provide any insight into why this is not pathetically inconsistent, or was the reporter/editor just pathetically short?

AirCapJay 8 years, 9 months ago

The NCAA should get all rulings complete before the season starts. Once the season starts, they should only rule on infractions that occur during the season.

Lindsey Buscher 8 years, 9 months ago

The NCAA can try to spin this however they want, but they are dead least judging from the facts of the case that are currently public knowledge.

If there is something more egrigious that is not being made public, then say so.

Lindsey Buscher 8 years, 9 months ago

And I agree, there needs to be another governing body for the purposes of checks and balances.

What happens if in a year or two (as seems to be the pattern with star football players) we find out that Cam Newtons dad actually accepted benefits during Cam's recruitment AND the NCAA found out about it before the 2011 BCS title game?

We know that Tressel was suspended by his own school's administration for not reporting the Pryor violations immediately...

So what happens to the NCAA if we find out that they knew about violations and faied to act? Probably nothing.

Jeff Coffman 8 years, 9 months ago

Actually if Cam actually knew of the plan by his father (cash accepted or not).

Chad Dexter 8 years, 9 months ago

This is a news tidbit pretty much about nothing.

bradynsdad 8 years, 9 months ago

I vote for an NCAA commisioner. Bob knight. He would move with swift justice. I like a man not afraid to curse on college gameday.

kureader 8 years, 9 months ago

Can't LJW publish an article that gives some information? If you don't have any information, wait until you do ... then publish an article.

It's be awhile until I can stomach Baylor and Scott Drew after his classless behavior last year at Allen Field House before the KU-Baylor game when he took his team and left the arena during the introduction of our team.

But whether the Baylor kid did something wrong or not, the NCAA is just a joke. The NCAA is arrogant and their decisions are absurd. They wait until the day of Baylor's first Big 12 Tournament game to take one of Baylor's best players out of the lineup? They're punishing the entire Baylor program, all the coaches, the fans and the Baylor players because a player may have taken improper benefits a year ago? And they just now figured this out? It's the NCAA that needs to be put on probation.

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