League of Fan’s sports policy director Ken Reed, was a guest panelist on ESPN’s Outside the Lines show on August 24th. (See the show here.) The episode focused on the recent college football scandal involving the University of Miami and whether or not they should receive the NCAA’s “death penalty.”
Reed argued that the bigger issue is the ill-conceived sports model at the foundation of college athletics and said radical change is needed, not stiffer penalties or mild reform efforts. He briefly touched on a couple examples.Print
- League of Fans is a sports reform project founded by Ralph Nader to fight for the higher principles of justice, fair play, equal opportunity and civil rights in sports; and to encourage safety and civic responsibility in sports industry and culture.