NCAA chief talks reform, investigations

AP: Asked about a series of recent-high profile cases involving college football players and improper contact with agents, Emmert wondered aloud about the possibility of allowing “interaction with agents in a way that’s aboveboard, monitored by institutions.”

Emmert made an analogy to doors opened for a college student who wants to be an accountant — summer internships, for example.

“But if a student comes to us and says, ‘I want to be a professional athlete,’ we immediately say, ‘Well, you can’t talk to anybody in that profession.’ I’m not sure that makes a lot of sense,” said Emmert, the former president of the University of Washington who took over as head of the NCAA last month.

Below is the entire report on what the NCAA president said about investigations (like the one now underway into the Cam Newton recruiting scandal), paying college players, and the BCS.