Everybody's Kid is Patrick Kane - Or Not: When Recruiting Violations Become Crimes

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Being accepted to a top notch collegiate athletics program can be big business.

Nellie Drew

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Originally presented on
May 8, 2019

Join Nellie Drew, JD '88, professor of practice in Sports Law, director of the Center for the Advancement of Sport, to explore:

  • How the NCAA basketball corruption scandal resulted in criminal prosecutions
  • The continuing criminal cases involving many high profile individuals who bribed university officials to have their children fraudulently admitted as student-athletes
  • The recent bombshell testimony indicating that the basketball probe has uncovered similar prohibited conduct in NCAA football as well

The focus of the discussion will be where the line was crossed from unethical behavior and violations of NCAA rules to criminal liability.

About Nellie Drew
Nellie Drew teaches a variety of courses at the UB School of Law that incorporate topics such as drug testing in professional sports and professional player contract negotiation and arbitration. Drew is especially interested in the evolving research and litigation concerning concussions in both amateur and professional sports.