The NCAA says it is not placing a ban in the wake of Bret Baier’s latest controversial interview, in which he admitted to having a “history of mental illness.”
However, the league is considering a number of options, including suspending Baier for life.
“We are considering options to suspend the program,” the NCAA said in a statement.
“We are working closely with the Division I Committee on Infractions and the University of Virginia’s Office of Institutional Equity to evaluate all potential sanctions.”
Baier, who had been suspended since June, was fired as head coach at Virginia after just one season.
In the video, Baier admitted to his “history with mental health issues.”
Baiers recent comments about sexual assault have raised a number concerns from lawmakers and others, who have called on the NCAA to act on the issue.
Baier has been a controversial figure throughout his career, having been fired from his position at Florida after a string of alleged sexual assault cases, including one where he allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old student.
He was eventually exonerated.
Baiers wife, Jodie, is also a former college basketball player and was also a player on the Duke Blue Devils.
Baileys attorney, Matthew Narduzzi, has said that Baier is “sick and needs help” and that he was not involved in his son’s suicide.
In a statement on Saturday, Baiers attorney said that the NCAA is investigating whether he is in violation of its anti-discrimination rules.