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 …

Jose Reyes Is The First Player Suspended Under MLB’s Domestic Violence Policy

Source: J.R. Gamble/The Shadow League And Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman is trying to avoid becoming the second. When Ray Rice was captured on video punching his wife in the face in an elevator in 2014, the dialogue, activism and social awareness concerning domestic violence issues in America intensified exponentially. Not that domestic violence hasn’t been an alarming and prevalent issue in America …

NFLPA Appeals Ray Rice’s Indefinite Suspension From NFL

Source: Tom Pelissero/USAToday The NFL Players Association formally filed its expected appeal of embattled running back Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night – and it’s no surprise the union wants the appeal taken out of commissioner Roger Goodell’s hands. “This action taken by our union is to protect the due process rights of all NFL players,” the NFLPA said in …