Derek Helling

Derek Helling is a journalist out of Kansas City, Mo., who covers the intersections of entertainment and sports with business, law, media and technology. He publishes a newsletter, "The Ninth Circle of Helling," that focuses on the intersection of business, culture, politics, and the law with sports.

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What the Aspen’s Insitute’s Panel on NIL Legislation and a 1974 Chart-Topper by America Have in Common

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, some of the most notable voices in college athletics came together to discuss NIL legislation at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. The whole conversation misses the mark in a big way, however, that is perhaps prophetically interpreted by the band America in their 1974 hit, “Tin Man.” Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/12/18/what-the-aspens-insitutes-panel-on-nil-legislation-and-a-1974-chart-topper-by-america-have-in-common/

The Joker Has Nothing on the NCAA

Jack Nicholson's Joker had nothing on Mark Emmert of the NCAA

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/11/29/the-joker-has-nothing-on-the-ncaa/

Chris Hudson’s Disability Case Presents Critical Questions for Retired NFL Players

Hudson Case Shows How NFL and NFLPA Step on Retired Players

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/11/24/chris-hudsons-disability-case-presents-critical-questions-for-retired-nfl-players/

Alston Appeal Is Perfect Representation of Style Over Substance

Mark Emmert's NCAA Kool-Aid

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/11/15/alston-appeal-is-perfect-representation-of-style-over-substance/

NFL Repeats Old Talking Points in Response To Dent’s Third Complaint

gladiator goodell

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/11/11/nfl-repeats-old-talking-points-in-response-to-dents-third-complaint/

Our Open Letter to Senator Cory Booker re: Athlete Rights

Open Letter to Senator Cory Booker

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/10/29/our-open-letter-to-senator-cory-booker-re-athlete-rights/

Whistleblower Swim Coach Details Abuse, Retaliation in New Lawsuit

whistleblower swimming abuse

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/10/28/whistleblower-swim-coach-details-abuse-retaliation-in-new-lawsuit/

Ryan Claridge’s Story Highlights Fragility of Careers in Professional Sports

Ryan Claridge

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/10/19/ryan-claridges-story-highlights-fragility-of-careers-in-professional-sports/

Melissa Martin’s Lawsuit Highlights Neglect Larger Than Cal

Melissa Martin

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/10/12/melissa-martins-lawsuit-highlights-neglect-larger-than-cal/

Little Has Changed at USOC following Hirshland’s Appointment

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/10/05/little-has-changed-at-usoc-following-hirshlands-appointment/

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