Gang Tackled: While NCAA Makes Billions Off Athletes, Athletes Persecuted For Signing Their Own Names

As the Todd Gurley “autograph scandal” once again throws into the national spotlight the NCAA’s insistence that college athletes not profit from their individual popularity. I can’t help but think of all the players whose collegiate athletic careers and reputations have been slammed because of the NCAA’s prosecution (i.e., “persecution”). Obviously, the media fixates on high profile players and cases …

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WATCH Former College All-American Football Player, Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle Expose the NCAA’s Oppressive Amateurism Stance

Watch my fellow Rainbow Push Coalition Sports Commissioner Myron Rolle,  a former college All-American football player and Rhodes Scholar deliver his powerful opening statement before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing on College Athletes and Academics. The hearing called by Senate Commerce Committee chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) was reported to have been full of  “vigor,  skepticism, and the promise of this …

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Former D-1 Football Player, U.S. Senator Cory Booker Passionately Challenges The NCAA’s Exploitation of Collegiate Athletes

Congressional scrutiny of the NCAA’s handling of athletics is growing, with members of Congress asking pointed questions of top officials over the treatment and benefits offered to student-athletes.  As bills emerge to force colleges and universities to make good on scholarships that cover four years of education — and as legal challenges seek financial rewards and union rights for athletes …

“The League” Trumps Ivy League Dreams: Why Are Black Males Chasing Pro Sports Almost Exclusively

Any cursory review of current socio-economic statistics could easily make one believe that African-American males are worthy of being declared “an endangered species, worthy of federal protection.”  For example, the unemployment rate for Black males is the worst in the country at almost 20%, there are far more Black men involved in the criminal system than in college, and homicide …