We’ve gone through this in the past with Kansas Jayhawks and North Carolina Tar Heels basketball. But this is even worse: Beyond just cheating to win, the University of Alabama—normally known for its football lies—is now fielding a top team in the NCAA Tournament despite “[t]he presence of a fourth Crimson Tide player at the deadly shooting in January.” Yes, that’s right: a woman was shot and killed by a player, and the university has done basically nothing.

The university even now is calling the New York Times report a lie. Following the lead of its ultra-conservative political leaders, of course, this is just par for the course in places like the South (i.e, the former Confederacy). But where is the NCAA in all of this? The Southeastern Conference? The common decency of human beings that make up the fan base of such a school? Nowhere to be found. Silence. Defiance. Refusal to do the right thing. Why? Fame, glory, and money.

According to the Times, “The shootout, which sent people nearby scrambling for cover, killed Jamea Harris, 23, who was a passenger in a car. In another car that was struck were Brandon Miller, a star player for the Crimson Tide, and Kai Spears, a freshman walk-on whose presence at the scene had not been previously reported. Including Spears, at least four Alabama players have now been placed at the scene of the shooting …”

We’re more inclined to believe the Pulitzer-winning publication than the deceitful university itself, which has everything to lose here. To compare, as well, the NBA just suspended one of its brightest stars, Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant, for merely being in an online video that showed him brandishing a gun. Considering the on-campus, deadly shooting at Michigan State University barely a month ago, this is just disgraceful—again—for the NCAA to be silent.

The sad thing is there is hardly much of a clamor from the media itself to pull Alabama from March Madness. Barely, except from the leading publication in the nation, like The Washington Post, which published this: “The police blotter that the University of Alabama calls its men’s basketball program remains more concerned about its postseason seeding than its moral responsibility … Nothing can stop it — not even the blood of a 23-year old mother that now stains its season.”

MSU basketball had no culpability in the incident on its own campus, but the school did the right thing and postponed (and eventually canceled) its next game out of respect for the dead and the healing of its campus. That game would have been an easy win against the last-place team in the B1G Conference, and it would have meant better postseason prospects for the Spartans, who still managed to claim a 25th-straight invitation to March Madness, the new conference record.

No such respect at ‘Bama. No such action from the NCAA. Nothing. Again, welcome to the sad world of college athletics. Who weeps for Jamea Harris? No one at the University of Alabama, the NCAA, or even really in the college basketball world.