I have been debating whether to comment on the Indepent Investigative Commission report on the University of Colorado's Athletic Recruitment Practices. The Final Report was issued yesterday. I was debating until I began reading. There are countless disturbing findings. One, however, stands out immediately
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"Tharp was heard on more than one occasion saying that coaches had to maintain a facÌ§ade of â€œplausible deniabilityâ€? â€“ a term commonly understood to mean a purposeful lack of documentation or witnesses who could confirm that those in authority had necessary information â€“ with respect to allegations of partying by recruits and hosts. The implication of what one former Athletic Department employee called a â€œdon't ask, don't tellâ€? policy is that Athletic Department leaders did not want to know, because if they didn't know, they could assert that there was no problem.