NCAA Ethics Program, Sanducky's sexual violation
The NCAA could have prevented the occurrence of the Scandals by encouraging a culture of self-reporting of the violation before they grew into scandals. At Penn State, Joe Paterno, the head coach notified the School officials of Sanducky's sexual violation towards minors.
Further, the school officials did not pursue the matter with NCAA to ensure the assistant coach was punished. At Ohio State, the head coach, Jim Tressel, realized the violation made by student-athletes, but he failed to report for nine months. The student-athletes had used gear supplied by the football team to trade for tattoos and cash. Finally, at the University of Arkansas, the head coach Bobby Petrino had hired Jessica, a former student without revealing that he had special interests with her (Smith, 2000).
The NCAA ethics program punished the institutions and not the coaches violating its regulations. The coaches were fired and could be hired by another organization because there was no law prohibiting the practice (Ferrell & Fraedrich, 2014).
[...] The NCAA ethics program could have prevented the scandals from happening by banning coaches with prior scandals from coaching football teams. At Ohio State, Jim Tressel was slapped with a show-cause penalty of five years. The show- cause penalty implied that Jim Tressel that NCCA imposed its penalties on the coach and that the sanction could be transferred to any other school, a member of NCCA, that hired the coach while still under sanction. However, the coach could be hired by any other institution due to his high performance. [...]
[...] The NCAA leadership was not keen enough to unearth the violations before they grew into the scandal. Ethics program employed - Key differences At Penn State If an effective ethics program had been implemented, reports of sexual assault by Jerry Sandusky presented to the schools officials could have resulted in criminal charges and forwarding to the NCAA. The violator went unpunished after the first reported incidence in 1998. The same perpetrator, in 2001, was caught by a graduate assistant assaulting anther young boy. [...]
[...] The cases could have been reported in 1998, through self-reporting. Jerry Sandusky could have hence been apprehended and charge for sexual assault; consequently the scandal could not have occurred. The college could not have suffered the fine and sanctions that it was hit with by NCAA. The college could, hence, have retained its wins from 1998 to 2001. At Ohio State The students could not have exchanged their football gear for tattoos and cash, if the school and team at Ohi State had a well rooted ethics program. [...]
[...] Smith, R. K. (2000). Brief History of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Role in Regulating Intercollegiate Athletics, A. Marq. Sports L. Rev 9. [...]
[...] Further, HR departments should desist from hiring coaches who have a history of ethical and professional violations. The people with such a record extend their bad habits to the new work position, leading to bigger scandals. If the HR department at the University of Arkansas could not have hire Bobby Petrino due to his poor formed work and relations records at the football association (Carlson, 2011). References Ferrell, O. C., & Fraedrich, J. (2014). Business ethics: Ethical decision making & cases. Cengage learning. [...]
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