Leonard J. Elmore is an attorney and television basketball analyst. Elmore was an All-American basketball player at the University of Maryland, from 1971 to 1974. He played professional basketball for 10 years and was a first round draft pick in both the ABA and the NBA. Elmore received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1987, where he is believed to be the first and only National Basketball Association player to graduate from that institution upon retirement from his professional basketball career. A noted authority on sports and sports law issues including sports in society, Elmore has published numerous articles and commentaries for a diverse group of media outlets including National Public Radio, the Knight Ridder News Service, Sports Business Journal and ESPN.com.
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Knight commission member Len Elmore on whether student athletes should be paid and the FBI investigation into college sports.
Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the role of the student athlete on the court, in the classroom and at the negotiating table with Emmett Gill of the Student-Athletes Human Rights Project and former NBA player Len Elmore.
Paying college athletes will obscure the education factor and hurt students of color, who would otherwise not have access to a college education, the most.
Cutting costs could save college sports from a pay-for-play revolution that would destroy the idea of student athletes.
Joe Nocera and Len Elmore debate whether college athletes should be paid as UHLC Professor Michael A. Olivas moderates.