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Meet the the NCAA's new Chief Council

You can't make this stuff up!

Here is the NCAA'a announcement.

Donald M. Remy has been selected NCAA general counsel and vice president of legal affairs, President Mark Emmert announced today. As the Association’s chief legal officer, Remy will be a member of the senior management group and direct the NCAA’s internal and external legal teams. He currently is a partner at the global law firm Latham & Watkins, LLP, where he specializes in litigation.

"Donald’s selection resulted from an extensive national search and I found his formidable legal talents, coupled with his longstanding commitment to amateur athletics, make him the ideal candidate for serving on my team and leading the NCAA’s legal department," said Emmert. "Indeed, Donald has made a significant impact throughout his distinguished 20-year legal career, and I am confident that he will be a valuable asset to the NCAA and its members. We are excited he is joining us and look forward to the wealth of experience, leadership and energy he brings to the job."

And now for the rest of the story...

The Washington Times reported yesterday that Donald Remy, President Obama’s nominee to be the U.S. Army’s general counsel, has come under fire for exhibiting a "lack of candor" in disclosing his experience with Fannie Mae. Specifically, the Senate Armed Services Committee has questioned Remy’s nomination after learning that Remy, formerly the Chief Compliance Officer for Fannie Mae, had neglected to disclose his Fannie Mae experience on the work history he sent to the committee.

Donald Remy worked at Fannie Mae from 2000 to 2006. However, on his submitted work history he simply listed "a major U.S. company" as his employer during that time period. While Remy has predictably called the omission an oversight, while claiming pride in his work for Fannie Mae, it is curious that the rest of Remy’s current and past employers are explicitly named in the aforementioned work history.

Follow the link to read the Washington Post article regarding the controversy surrounding Donald Remy’s omission of Fannie Mae on his work history biography. The Washington Post report includes a discussion of Remy’s role as Chief Compliance Officer at Fannie Mae, which came under scrutiny for not having "the authority, visibility, or range of functions appropriate to a Chief Compliance Officer.

No the NCAA is not corrupt...not at all.

It is pretty clear that the NCAA is tone deaf but this is the icing on the cake.

They ignore the basic tenants of their own bylaws, move the goalposts as they see fit when it comes to controversial rulings and hire an attorney to be their lead council who was not completely honest about his work history when he was working for one of the organizations responsible for the financial meltdown in 2008.

And this is the organization that is going to rule on Bruce Pearl and Jim Tressel for lying?

This is new example that Mark Emmert is trying put forth?


These people can't be serious...

Thank God these people don't have access to our nations secrets.