Pat Forde on possible precedent set by NCAA ruling on Penn State
Forde said it did not fit into the formal bylaw as to what the NCAA can do, but they thought Penn State was a unique case. Forde said it was the “worst case anyone had come upon.”
Forde said he asked president Mark Emmert if the NCAA now plans to step in more aggressively now. Emmert said no, this was a unique case.
Forde said now there could be comparisons to the power wielded by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. “This is closer to a Goodell like action than anything the NCAA has done,” Forde said.
Forde doesn’t think Penn State will be able to recover football-wise any time soon. “I think Penn State is crushed by this,” Forde said. He thinks it may be too late for players to leave right now, but they will probably start leaving after this season.