All student athletes are all governed by rules of conduct are set forth by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Annually, the NCAA investigates a wide variety of potential violations that may have a detrimental affect on athletic programs and/or student-athletes. During a student-athlete’s career they may find themselves subject of an NCAA investigation. Interviewees are provided with limited detail about the nature of the investigation, therefore having legal representation is paramount to protecting the student-athlete’s eligibility.
Like non-athletes, student-athlete’s are subject to the university judicial process when it is alleged when the student code-of-conduct has been violated. Unlike non-athletes, student-athletes are often times subject to two separate punishments, one from the university and possibly another from the athletic department. Either type of discipline could result in suspension from games or the loss of a scholarship.
Routinely, universities deny student-athletes the right to legal representation present at the hearing. Like game day, it becomes imperative to be prepared before entering the hearing. Quander & Rubain, P.A. knows how to prepare accused student-athletes for any university judicial hearings or investigation.
Like academic and game day preparation, it is imperative for a student-athlete to think ahead about his or her career as a professional athlete. As an elite student-athlete, you will be sought after by many individuals that do not have your best interests in mind. Consequently, you may be placed in situations that could severely impact your college eligibility and future earning potential.
Thinking about your future as professional can be daunting and confusing. Quander & Rubain, P.A. is dedicated to protecting your interests and will consult with elite student-athletes on issues such as: Improper contact with agents and others, agent-selection, contract expectations, and financial planning for life at the next level.
Contact Quander & Rubain, P.A. to schedule a free consultation at 336.725.6600.