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|Associate Professor @Pepperdine|Contributor @TheAthletic and @WashingtonPost|California and Colorado Licensed Attorney|Proverbs 31:8-9|
Jul 1, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Ten years. Ten years ago today I bet on myself and started Ruling Sports. I wanted to work in sports and tell stories about sports. I knew a job wasn’t going to come knocking on my door, so I created one myself. I can truly say I have my dream career. 1/ Over the last ten years I’ve wrote close to 400 articles for Forbes, The Huffington Post, CNBC, The Washington Post and The Athletic. I’ve been credentialed for the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, Final Four, spent four years covering the Miami Heat and more. 2/
Sep 16, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
Today's Congressional hearing on NCAA athlete name, image and likeness rights signals that many coaches and higher education leaders could benefit from a sport law class.

For starters, outside entities compensating NCAA athletes for NIL rights doesn't invoke or violate Title IX. Arguing that corporations may choose to endorse NCAA athletes over partnering with the entire athletic department is a Chicken Little argument. Athletic departments with strong brands and social media followings will not lose money to the few athletes who can secure endorsements.
Aug 10, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
As college football players across the U.S. have suddenly banded together in the #WeWantToPlay movement, those calling for widespread unionization of the group must understand that the law governing unionization in the U.S. makes that unlikely. 1/ The National Labor Relations Act was passed in 1935 to provide workers returning to employment after the Great Depression protections. It provides U.S. employees of private employers the right to unionize. Key words: 1. Private employer and 2. employees. 2/