NCAA shouldn’t take Shapiro at his word

 

University of Miami President Donna Shalala took issue with the NCAA avowing that if convicted con man Nevin Shapiro said something more than once, they considered the allegation “corroborated.”

Maybe the NCAA thought that because Nevin Shapiro is such a completely pathological liar, if he tells the same story twice it must be true.

Perhaps they’re onto something — a brilliant piece of logical reasoning, something like two lies make a truth.

After all, when judges and lawyers resort to such reasoning they are routinely lauded as genius.

Why should we think of the NCAA any differently?

Walter Lieber, Miami

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