The Culture of Sports: Employment Attorney Mike Phillips

March 8th, 2019 | by Jonathan Yates
The Culture of Sports: Employment Attorney Mike Phillips

As the debate over paying college athletes heats up, as it did this week thanks to one North Carolina lawmaker, CollegeAD recently sat down with employment attorney, Mike Phillips partner with the law firm of McGuireWood. Together, Mr. Woods and The Culture of Sports host Jonathan Yates discussed how employment law applies to paying student-athletes as well as how the law impacts other areas of sports.

4:30 – How current law applies to paying college athletes

5:30 – The confluence of factors should have NCAA looking at legislation solution from Congress

7:30 – If classified as workers, could college athletes be fired?

10:30 – Title IX aspects of paying college athletes

11:30 – Sponsorship aspects of paying college athletes

20:30 – Concussion lawsuits will expand for college sports

22:40 – Title IX and its procedural protections

25:00 – Better for NCAA and athletic directors to be proactive

26:00 – eSports and the law

Jonathan Yates About Jonathan Yates
Jonathan Yates spent much of his career working for Members of Congress in a variety of press and legislative posts. Positions he has held working for Members of Congress and state legislators include Chief of Staff, General Counsel, Legislative Director, Press Secretary, and Legislative Assistant. His journalistic work has appeared in such periodicals as The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Investor's Business Daily, and TheStreet, among others. He has degrees from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown University Law Center; and has also matriculated at the U.S. Naval War College and The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Jonathan also hosts The Culture of Sports You can follow Jonathan Yates on Twitter at @politicsports13

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