June 26, 2018 – Ethical Issues in Sports & Entertainment Brought to you by the National Sports Law Institute and Summerfest. Click the image below to view the slides from
By Martin J. Greenberg & Michael R. Gavin I. Introduction “College athletics all business now.” Every day, college athletics appears to be transitioning away from their amateurism model and
By Martin J. Greenberg For some time now I have focused my sports practice on assisting student-athletes who have come up against coaches whose methods seriously cross the line into
by Martin J. Greenberg and John Wilson I. Introduction The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have collaborated on various rule changes with respect to
An Open Letter to the NCAA Regarding the Endemic Problem of Physical and Mental Abuse by Coaches in College Athletics – ABUSE MUST END. Student-athletes, as you can see, are a vulnerable group at a university. Abusive coaches who win typically have strong support from the university and the community. Because of the atmosphere of fear that abusive coaches can create, student-athletes “avoid speaking up for fear of being seen as a complainer or a troublemaker, injuring their opportunity to play.
Below is an editorial that was originally submitted to The Journal-Sentinel upon my learning of the termination of Coach Rob Jeter by UWM. Instead The Journal-Sentinel decided to utilize an
The issue of age will certainly become a clash in the next round of labor negotiations between the National Basketball Players Association (“NBPA”) and the National Basketball Association (“NBA”), as
A university has a vested interest to see that coaches’ contracts are contractually fulfilled, to prevent movement of a coach to a same or similar position during the term of the contract, especially within the same Conference, to prevent use of trade secrets or confidential information obtained during the coaching tenure, to prevent solicitation of enrolled student-athletes or recruits, and to minimize the outrageous costs of replacement.
Jason Been was a sports enthusiast. An avid baseball fan, a Brewers batboy, and a high school baseball star. Sports was his passion and ultimately became his lifelong avocation. This quiet and humble man became a universally respected genius in the sports industry. Jason Been was a statistical sports wizard, a walking encyclopedia of sports facts and figures, and a "go to guy'' in the industry. I had the privilege of discussing the business of sports with Jason on my Time Warner cable sports show, Sport$Biz. His knowledge, ability to prognosticate, and understanding of what has now become a multi-billion dollar industry was only to be admired.