Tag: COVID-19

Aldrich Amended Complaint Could Force NCAA to Actually Fulfill Its Purported Duties

Clown Mark Emmert

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear who the real governing bodies in college athletics are. Despite how much the NCAA pretends to have overarching, sweeping, oversight of every member nationwide when it comes to athlete-employees being compensated for their labor, it’s the athletic conferences that NCAA-member institutions belong to, not the NCAA, that really runs college athletics.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/feature-stories/ncaa/aldrich-v-ncaa-amended-complaint/

Fans Needed!

NFL fans

It’s time to educate ourselves on certain aspects of the game that we have willfully or not, ignored up to that point. It’s time to be vocal in our support of the efforts of players for better labor conditions, more protection and benefits for instance. It’s time to let the leagues know that more is expected from them.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/feature-stories/nfl/fans-needed/

The COVID-19 Effect: When People Show Who They Are, Believe Them

Pinocchio DeMaurice Smith NFLPA CBA

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2020/03/27/the-covid-19-effect-when-people-show-who-they-are-believe-them/

When People Show Who They Are, Believe Them. The COVID-19 Effect

Pinocchio DeMaurice Smith NFLPA CBA

There’s a saying, “When people show you who they are, believe them.”  As people began to grapple with the realities of a pandemic and a world largely without sports, elite NBA/New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson announced that he’d cover the salaries of largely minimum wage venue workers while Gayle Benson, the owner of the Pelicans as well as the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, who is worth multiple billions compared to Zion’s single-digit millions remained silent.  In contrast, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban almost immediately pledged to take care of the team’s hourly workers and began an initiative to provide daycare for the children of healthcare workers.  He has also shown leadership in urging that people are not rushed back to work too quickly.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/feature-stories/nfl/when-people-show-who-they-are-believe-them-the-covid-19-effect/