Mark Emmert

Corruption in college athletics won't end until athletes are allowed to profit from their celebrity

Corruption in college athletics won't end until athletes are allowed to profit from their celebrity

The Commission on College Basketball was established by NCAA President Mark Emmert after FBI investigators claimed to have uncovered illicit payments to college players — including, they allege, a former University of Maryland player — and their families by coaches, agents and sneaker company representatives. It set out to make “transformational changes to the game” to ensure that “all involved in college basketball [act] with integrity,” according to Mr. Emmert.

Last week, his commission, chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, released a 60-page response to the scandals that, at first glance, appears to have delivered on its mission in many ways.

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