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SB 206 Would Benefit More Athletes Than the Narrative Indicates

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Somehow the narrative around SB 206, and athlete rights to the name, image, and likeness of their birthright—a right that every other American citizen takes for granted is being distorted in the media–both as to what it is and the number of athletes it would benefit.

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Debunking the Myths Surrounding SB 206

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SB 206 Would Benefit More Athletes Than the Narrative Indicates

Somehow the narrative around SB 206, and athlete rights to the name, image, and likeness of their birthright—a right that every other American citizen takes for granted is being distorted in the media–both as to what it is and the number of athletes it would benefit.

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How American Football Fuels White Supremacy

The game of American football should have as much emphasis placed on the first word as the second. It’s uniquely American and because of that, capsulizes American society into an activity that can be studied. The culture surrounding the game mimics culture on a grander scale because the same people with the same ambitions, attitudes, prejudices and values comprise the individuals involved in the sport as form the larger culture.

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Reflections on SLAC 2019

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Reflections from SLA 45 from a First Time Attendee Part 1 Reflections from SLA 45 from a First Time Attendee Part 2

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Reflections from SLA 45 from a First Time Attendee Part 2

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As I mentioned in part 1 of this review, the three-day Sports Lawyers Annual Conference was a mine of information and summarizing it adequately would be an impossible task. One would have had to be able to be at different places at once in order to attend every session and hear every word but, my hope is that my list of takeaways captures enough of its essence to be of interest to people who were in attendance and people who were not. In this second and last part, I focus on student-athletes in the NCAA, sports betting & gambling, and sexual abuse.

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No Free Education in College Athletics

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Irv Eatman: It’s All About the Student-Athlete. Or is it?

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It has been over four decades since I entered college at UCLA. I really enjoyed being a student/ athlete but I would be lying if I said there were not times when it was very difficult. Trying to balance school, practice, travel, games and yes socializing was not easy. Fast forward to present day and as the father of a soon to be student/ athlete, things have not gotten any easier.

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The Alston ruling is but one tree in a forest in need of clearing

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My examination of Judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling and its immediate impact on college athletics and what’s needed for the long game.

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The Moral Bankruptcy of College Football

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