INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert says he knows "many people are outraged" that a parent could "shop around" a student-athlete and the player not lose any eligibility.
Emmert said in a statement on the NCAA's web site Thursday that his organization will "work aggressively" with member schools to change bylaws and avoid repeats of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton's situation.
The NCAA said Wednesday that Newton was unaware of the pay-for-play scheme concocted by his father and the quarterback was eligible to play in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday.
The president says the NCAA will work to ensure "that this type of behavior is not a part of intercollegiate athletics." The NCAA has said that eligibility decisions are separate from enforcement.