In this post-Penn State world, UH officials did the right thing in alerting the police and NCAA about an anonymous accusation of wrongdoing by unnamed players.
In a time when school presidents, ADs and coaches are being held accountable — and fired — for not fully pursuing accusations, it is no wonder officials have become Gladys Kravitz.
UH’s error was in mis-stating that an HPD investigation was being launched.
There is no investigation, and none is pending. This isn’t a case of Batman waiting for the Riddler to drop his next clue. HPD has made it clear, publicly and privately, there wasn’t any credible proof to launch an investigation three weeks ago, a week ago, or yesterday.
UH still should forward any future accusations of misdeeds. That’s due diligence. This time, though, the unattended bag was not a shaving kit.