During a Thursday conference call with reporters, NCAA President
"I don't believe we should be in that business," Emmert said.
The NCAA was put on the defensive when Jay Bilas of
It was also revealed the NCAA was selling memorabilia for former USC star Reggie Bush, who put the school on major probation. Part of the sanctions against USC ordered the school to disassociate from Bush.
The NCAA has maintained in the past that jerseys don't represent a certain player, so Texas A&M's jersey No. 2 could be for a defensive player wearing that number and not necessarily Manziel.
That logic has always seemed suspect, and Emmert, under enormous pressure, acted swiftly to fend off the latest controversy.
"I can certainly see how people would think it's hypocritical," he said.