When $10 Million isn’t Enough…

Disturbing and heartbreaking. Those are the words NBA commissioner Adam Silver used to describe the just-released report on systemic misconduct in the Dallas Mavericks organization. Those words do not go far enough. I’d suggest inexcusable and unacceptable. The report is the end result of a months-long investigation into allegations of rampant sexual harassment and mistreatment … Continue reading When $10 Million isn’t Enough…

In tennis, “every coach coaches” but in today’s US Open Championship, Serena Williams was penalized for it

Chair umpire discretion can be a blessing and a curse. For Serena (and Naomi Osaka), unfortunately it was the latter. The 2018 US Open Women's Final was explosive, and not just because Serena Williams lost what would have been her 24th Grand Slam to a 20-year-old who had never won one.  This evening, Serena lost … Continue reading In tennis, “every coach coaches” but in today’s US Open Championship, Serena Williams was penalized for it

MSU Investigation Highlights Limits and Failings of NCAA Discipline

The NCAA was founded in 1906 to protect the physical well-being of its athletes. In the past few years, hundreds of women have come forward to say they were sexually assaulted by former Michigan State team doctor Larry Nassar. In January, Nasser, who also worked as a physician for USA gymnastics, was sentenced to 40-to-175 … Continue reading MSU Investigation Highlights Limits and Failings of NCAA Discipline

Personal Foul: The NFL Washington* Cheerleading Squad & The Personal Conduct Policy

It's been a roller coaster week for advocates of women in the sports industry.   Over the weekend, it was revealed that women employees at Nike fought back against a company-wide culture of  sexual harassment, culminating in the dismissal of six top level male executives.  Shortly thereafter, aspiring and current women sports executives cheered the news … Continue reading Personal Foul: The NFL Washington* Cheerleading Squad & The Personal Conduct Policy