The ongoing controversy regarding athletes speaking out and demonstrating on societal and government issues was the topic of discussion at a special event on March 7, 2019 sponsored by the School of Law’s Center for the Advancement of Sport and the Office of Inclusive Excellence.
“Freedom of Expression: The First Amendment and Athletics” featured four distinguished panelists with law or sports backgrounds: Paul Cambria, a First Amendment attorney with Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria; Lucinda Finley, Frank Raichle Professor of Law in the UB law school; Lorenzo Alexander, linebacker for the Buffalo Bills and vice president of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA); and Shane Costa, a certified NFLPA agent and director of football operations at Pillar Sports Management LLC. The panel was moderated by Nellie Drew, director of the Center for the Advancement of Sport.
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