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Oct 27, 2014 3:10 PM

Emmert calls North Carolina report 'troubling'

The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) NCAA President Mark Emmert says the findings of a report into alleged academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are "deeply troubling" and "absolutely disturbing."

The 20-minute interview with The Associated Press marked the first time he has commented publicly since Kenneth Wainstein's report was released last Wednesday.

Emmert spoke on a wide range of issues including the issue of selling autographs.

While commending Georgia for holding out Heisman Trophy candidate Todd Gurley while it investigated alleged rules violations, Emmert declined to talk about Florida State's decision to allow Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston to play as the school investigates similar allegations. Emmert acknowledged that if it turns out any school plays someone who is later deemed ineligible, those victories could be vacated.


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