For those who have seen the Mark Cuban interview on ESPN (Rachel Nichols grills him pretty well IMO), I'd like to get your take on his response to the sexual abuse/harassment that took place within the Mavs organization. While it is impossible to ever know how somebody really feels in terms of empathy and remorse, his interview came off as one where he is at least taking 100% blame for the culture within his organization, under his watch, that led to women and other employees being treated poorly and creating a toxic working environment.
Again, what he knew, how much he knew, etc, will always be up for debate - but it seems as if they went through an exhaustive investigation where his "crime" was being blind and clueless as to how his President and other executives were behaving. While this is no excuse for what occurred, and the buck always stops at the top, at least he is willing to say just that and takes full responsibility for what occurred. I don't foresee Cuban making apologies for his apologies about his apologies, ala Meyer - but instead expect him to fix the problem, as he seems to already be on top of with his new hires.
Contrasting this with Meyer (who undoubtedly knew of Zach Smith's history and had intimate knowledge of the danger Courtney Smith was in), I see text book case of how to react (Cuban) and how not to react (OSU, Meyer) in crisis situations - specifically those in which others are harmed. How OSU (and MSU and PSU prior) could be so tone deaf and incompetent in responding (even assuming it is disingenuous and purely for PR purposes) is absurd.
So for the board (putting aside easy attacks like - Meyer is a dirtbag/ Aaron Hernandez, etc)...are universities simply more vulnerable to hive mind mentality and a "protect the fort" stance due to their insular campus "community identity" and do they have a dangerous ability to avoid / dodge the national media, scrutiny, and accountability because of this?