NCAA president Mark Emmert had once mentioned the death penalty for Al Golden's Miami program, but that seems unlikely now
The NCAA's blunder is a get out of jail free card for the Canes. NCAA president Mark Emmert had no answer on a hastily arranged conference call Wednesday afternoon when asked about the possibility of a mistrial for Miami.
“It’s premature to answer that question,” Emmert said.
Great. I’ll answer it for you: This case is over. The fact that Emmert is even addressing that possibility tells you the NCAA already has crossed that bridge — and it’s a long way back.