It's really no surprise that whatever process the NCAA put in place the police the dirty doings of the Fiesta Bowl Committee and John Junkers's lavish spending of "non-profit" money would eventually be revealed as a fraud. The first whiff of that inevitable news comes to us via AP report that has the merry details indicting the same group tasked with reviewing the Fiesta Bowl's worthiness to retain its NCAA Bowl License with being beneficiaries of the Fiesta Bowl's spending.
Try not to be too shocked as you read this:
Nine of the 11 members of an NCAA panel that will help decide the Fiesta Bowl's fate attended a bowl-sponsored retreat that included free meals, resort rooms and golf outings.
The nine names all showed up on a 2008 "Fiesta Frolic" attendee list obtained by Playoff PAC in a public records request. The group provided the list to The Associated Press.
Playoff PAC is a group that hopes to get rid of the BCS system all-together and replace it with a legitimate college football playoff bracket.
Co-found Bryson Morgan summed up this latest bit of NCAA chicanery that his group uncovered, "This is a jury of the (Fiesta) bowl's former freeloaders."
Well said, Mr. Morgan. Well said.