On the heels of his calamitous #AskEmmert stunt on Friday, NCAA President Mark Emmert made an appearance on Monday’s “Dan Patrick Show” and proceeded to pour gasoline on himself and his organization.
Emmert just said athletes shouldn’t be able to capitalize on their own likenesses because of ″competitive fairness.” Yes. He really did.— SI_DougFarrar (@SI_DougFarrar) April 21, 2014
So, it’s fair to exclude the athletes who do all the work and play all the games and do all the practicing, while the schools can profit at will from their hard work? Seems legit.
Reaction, as can be expected anytime Emmert opens his mouth, was swift and brutal.
The Mark Emmert media tour would be much more effective if he just showed up, vomited on himself and then fainted.— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) April 21, 2014
Nobody says, ‘Please, no more money!’ MT @PaulPabst Emmert said if he were a CFB player, he would not want to be paid beyond a scholarship.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) April 21, 2014
Mark Emmert needs to become familiar with the First Law of Holes.— Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) April 21, 2014
Last time I can recall a suit coming across as bad as NCAA prez Mark Emmert is in these interviews Roddy Piper was asking the questions.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 21, 2014
No, keep talking, Mark Emmert.— Spencer Hall (@edsbs) April 21, 2014
Yes, indeed, Mr. Emmert. We need another post for tomorrow.
UPDATE 2:22 P.M.
Here’s video of Emmert’s appearance.