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'Sports Professors' Podcast: Former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson Goes It Alone

Why this matters

The landscape is changing for athletes' rights, and former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson's gutsy move to represent himself in contract negotiations as well as a new NLRB memo on college athletes as employees only further these changes.

The Global Sport Matters Podcast presents, in collaboration with Columbia University Sports Management, 'Sports Professors,' where professors Kenneth Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss the 101 on what happened in sports business. Each episode gives you a quick recap of the past week in sports, before diving deeper into a bigger topic to look at what's happening and why it matters. This week: Lamar Jackson goes agent-less in talks with the Baltimore Ravens.

This week on the show, it's all about labor, from the NFL to the NCAA. Shropshire and Rosner discuss Jackson representing himself in contract extension negotiations with the Ravens as well as a new National Labor Relations Board memo stating its case that college athletes are employees at private universities, opening the door for further options of unionization and collective bargaining.

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About the hosts:
Kenneth L. Shropshire | Chief Executive Officer for the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University
Professor Shropshire is CEO of the Global Sport Institute and the adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at Arizona State University. He took on this current leadership role following a 30-year career as an endowed full professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Click here for more.

Scott Rosner | Professor of Professional Practice; Academic Director, M.S. in Sports Management Program, School of Professional Studies
As Academic Director of the Master of Science in Sports Management program, Scott Rosner leads all programmatic and curricular development efforts, creates professional development opportunities for students, and manages all strategic planning efforts for the program, including marketing, enrollment, student life, and alumni affairs. Rosner is also a Professor of Professional Practice, teaching graduate-level courses in the discipline of Sports Management. Click here for more.