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NCAA, schools come down hardest on lying about violations

Originally Published: February 13, 2008
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Paul Ekman, a psychologist and pioneer in the study of emotions and facial expressions, once said, "Most lies succeed because no one goes through the work to figure out how to catch them."

Apparently, Ekman never met an NCAA investigator.

Honesty is one of the sacred qualities the NCAA expects of its athletes, coaches and staff members, and recent history shows the NCAA disciplines those people who don't tell the truth more severely than those who do.

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