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FILE - This Oct. 7, 2010, file photo shows NCAA President Mark Emmert speaking during the Indiana Sports Corporation annual meeting in Indianapolis. Emmert says he wants investigations such as that of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton to be "as efficient and expedited" as possible but "you've got to get the facts right." At Friday's, Nov. 19, 2010,  taping of a TV show to air Monday on the Big Ten Network, Emmert said the NCAA's "burden of proof is higher than what it is for somebody who's writing in a blog." (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
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FILE - This Oct. 7, 2010, file photo shows NCAA President Mark Emmert speaking during the Indiana Sports Corporation annual meeting in Indianapolis. Emmert says he wants investigations such as that of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton to be "as efficient and expedited" as possible but "you've got to get the facts right." At Friday's, Nov. 19, 2010, taping of a TV show to air Monday on the Big Ten Network, Emmert said the NCAA's "burden of proof is higher than what it is for somebody who's writing in a blog." (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

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