Go check out the National Sports and Entertainment Law Society’s blog for a post by Tassos Kaburakis, Ph. D., an Assistant Professor of Sport Law and Sport Management and Director of the Sport Management Graduate Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has a very in-depth response to the recent Opinion and Judgment Entry released by Judge Tygh M. Tone in the Andy Oliver case. While I definitely disagree with a lot of what Kaburakis mentions, his arguments are well-grounded and make me second guess a lot of my original thoughts on the ruling. I believe that it is ludicrous that the NCAA should be allowed to limit an attorney’s advising role between student-athletes and scouts, but Kaburakis points out some other flaws in the judgment that I overlooked after my first read. One of his closing statement’s is,
But decisions such as these, and commentary that wishes to abolish the system without working through the system to promote prudent reform for all constituents involved are not offering anything of value.