Agents & Athletes Headline Legislative Hearing Exploring Dark Side of NCAA Sports

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

          LOS ANGELES, CA:  – Many college student athletes live in poverty as they try to keep up with the intense demands of their academic and athletic schedules. These same student athletes and the institutions for which they compete are often put at jeopardy by the actions of unscrupulous and unregulated athlete agents who seek to exploit the situation. This is the subject of a California Senate Select Committee Hearing this Thursday, May 12 at 1:30 pm being held in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commissioner’s Boardroom.

            “We must do what we can to protect these kids. They put their entire lives into competing at the highest levels yet many are unprepared to deal with the shark infested waters that await them in college,” said Senator Kevin de León, who Chairs the Select Committee and will be Chairing this hearing. “I am looking forward to learning more about how we can protect student athletes and the institutions for which they compete.”

Confirmed Speakers

JJ Stokes– Former UCLA Standout and NFL Player

Josh Luchs– Former Agent and Subject of HBO’s Real Sports show

Marc Eisenberg– Author of Money Players and Student Athlete Consultant

Ramogi Huma– Founder, National Collegiate Players Association

David Roberts– VP of Compliance, USC

Hon. Carmen Trutanich– City Attorney, City of Los Angeles