Why Self-Imposed Sanctions are Ineffective and How the NCAA Should Respond

In recent years, universities that were found to be in violation of NCAA policies preemptively imposed self-sanctions before the NCAA handed out its own set of punishments. In many cases, these self-imposed sanctions significantly influenced the NCAA in its penal determinations, and resulted in less severe sanction packages for schools that enacted them. 1 However,…

Recent Public Outcry over Lenient Sentencing of Pro Athletes

It’s no secret that the NFL has an image problem. League of Denial, a 2013 Frontline exposé, highlighted the myriad debilitating illnesses and injuries suffered by former and current players. Participation in Pop Warner (the most prominent youth football league in the country) dropped by 9.5% from 2010-2012, a figure that many attributes to head…