Exactly one month ago, Board of Governors chairman Jack DeGioia told AP the board was satisfied with Emmert’s handling of the basketball tournament issues and his overall performance.
Emmert has also been facing scrutiny and political pressure for the NCAA‘s inability to move forward with proposed reforms to its rules prohibiting athletes from earning money off their names, images and likenesses.
DeGioia’s comments came one day after Emmert told AP: “We’ve had a bunch of challenges to say the least, but there’s no doubt in my mind the NCAA is moving in a good direction despite all of this and as long as my board is supportive I want to keep doing this job.”
Dozens of states have bills in the pipeline that will prohibit the NCAA from stopping college athletes from being compensated for endorsement and sponsorship deals. Florida and Mississippi are among the states with laws scheduled to go into effect July 1.
The NCAA is also awaiting a ruling from the Supreme Court in an antitrust case the association has been fighting for several years.
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