(Direct title from USA Today article and link here)
Or in other words, why the SEC, and especially Alabama, get away with infractions.
There's a lot to dissect here in my opinion. I've always recognized Emmert's ties to the SEC, but can't believe I overlooked the fact he hired Saban at LSU.
One of the most telling parts to me is that Emmert and others don't recognize how an organization's president and other higher-ups can have a profound indirect influence on investigations (even if they aren't directly involved). They're still the investigator's boss, or boss's boss. So it's understandable, I guess, how they completely miss the public perception about them given their wildly inconsistent investigations and conclusions.
I'm in the middle of the Frontline show Leage of Denial, so I'm too busy to get more into this but thought I would share.