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washduke

 

Frequent commentator on issues having to do with NCAA amateurism, regulation and enforcement. Contact me at 207 400 9967, or at wwilson2829@yahoo.com.

I got sucked into this NCAA sports area back in May 2010, when I found myself startled by the bizarre brief filed by the University of Michigan, responding to NCAA allegations that UM and then- head football coach Rich Rodriguez violated NCAA bylaws.  Based on what I’d seen when I used to practice law, the briefs seemed rife with arguments unsubstantiated by facts. Over the next few months, I read everything about the Michigan case, and since then have had a continued interest in NCAA regulation and enforcement issues — and a few other miscellaneous topics along the way.

The name – Brewonsouthu – comes from my reaction to those briefs filed by Michigan and Rich Rod. Having grown up in Ann Arbor, I envisioned Rich Rod (an extremely bright and likeable guy), sitting in a basement bar on South University St. in Ann Arbor, with some of his closest assistants, each taking turns reading aloud excerpts from the sheaf of papers passed around (which are the briefs)–  and giggling like schoolkids.

I live in Portland Maine. I have 3 grown daughters who are probably the best creatures to walk this Earth. Look for my book, Shamateurism,  coming out soon.

Contact me at brewonsouthu@yahoo.com, with any questions, comments, whatever.   Bill Wilson JD

Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice.

One Response to About

  1. lawgrace says:

    Thanks for two-part enlightening articles that answers more than a few questions that came to mind when I hear about Penn State / Sandusky / Paterno / boys molestation. I wondered how the failure Paterno and Penn State officials to take correct actions could have lessened the amount of irreparable harms that victims have suffered.

    In addition to Paterno and college officials, I believe refusal of students and family members to call wrong things wrong, and right things right insults victims and people who, to a degree, co-suffer with them. Students and Paterno’s family might want society to appreciate their love for Paterno justifies entitlement to OPENLY disregard victims (not simply victims of Sandusky, but victims of people who abuse their position of trust against defenseless people –children or otherwise!). NOT. When I read –in replying to a suggestion that her husband would likely be discharged from his position– Paterno’s wife said it would kill him, I was infuriated. I felt that she should be glad he’s not going to jail.

    I’ve also read elsewhere about Paterno’s glaring improprieties associated with Nike, and the junkets (bribes, etc), and Paterno’s coercion of students for Nike. Not only does the information I’ve gathered help explain why Paterno might have been too distracted to pay attention to Sandusky, if what has been reported is true, I’d say Paterno might be a worse person than Sandusky on several fronts. Paterno’s acts of being wined and dined, of accepting travels for he and his wife (actually he was being swayed by corporation for their purposes), and various other things; his refusal to retire after his injury seems like it was to ensue his non-Penn State interests would not falter, are appalling.

    Lessons to be learned from the entire Penn State scandal are so vast and priceless, there will probably never be too much written (if its factual) from those teachable moments. I happened on your article because I was looking for “a few pieces of information” about how horrors (sexual or not) happen when what is RIGHT becomes replaced by devotion to individuals whose decades of noxious actions causes permanent damage.

    (I’m pleased about being a yet growing Christian. And I was describing dangerous patterns of certain organized religious institutions that mimic Christianity. It seems like the Penn State scandal can assist describing pitfalls I’d like to mention.)

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