Roedel Lawsuit Shows NCAA’s Backward Approach To Actual Governance

Mark Emmert likes doing nothing

Ron Swanson is a fictional character from the popular TV sitcom “Parks and Recreation” made famous by Nick Offerman’s portrayal. One of the character’s quotes, unfortunately, accurately describes the approach the NCAA and its member institutions have taken in regard to preventing sexual violence and holding athletes accountable for the same.

“Normally, if given the choice between doing something and nothing, I’d choose to do nothing. But I will do something if it helps someone else do nothing. I’d work all night if it meant nothing got done.”

Two new civil complaints horrifically detail how this approach has been no laughing matter.

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