The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors said Thursday it would investigate whether there was sufficient institutional control at Penn State – and whether Joe Paterno and others had to much power.
“There does appear to be sufficient information to raise significant concerns as to whether a concentration of power in a single individual or program may have threatened or eroded institutional control of intercollegiate athletics at Penn State,” the council said in a statement.
The council said the Big Ten could impose “sanctions, corrective or other disciplinary measures in the event that adverse findings are made in the areas of institutional control, ethical conduct and/or other Conference related matters.”
Well, the first and second are slam dunks. There was no institutional control over the football program, and does anyone think there won’t be some ethical things uncovered?
The Big Ten may need to get in line for their investigation. The feds, the state, locals and the NCAA are already looking into this mess, and we already wondered if it was any of the NCAA’s business – at least until the legal issues are sorted out.