The NCAA today notified Penn State president Rodney Erickson that it is launching an investigation into the university's "exercise of institutional control over its intercollegiate athletics programs, as well as the actions, and inactions, of relevant responsible personnel."
The full text of the letter is viewable below. If you can't get yourself through the rather dull bylaws and the articles he's quoted, Mark Emmert's concern is how (or if) the school took control of the scandal as the details unfolded. (For what it's worth, Penn State's in-house inquiry is essentially the same, only probably more corrupt.) Penn State's potential failures, you see, could well be a blemish on the upstanding institution that is the NCAA: