The Bridge from Compliance Violations to Criminal Investigations: Explaining the Implications of the FBI's Probe into the NCAA's Black Market for Talent

December 1, 2017
Nashville Bar Association Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Institute
Nashville, Tennessee

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tim Browne will serve as a panelist at the annual Nashville Bar Association (NBA) Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Institute. Tim will speak on a panel titled, “The Bridge from Compliance Violations to Criminal Investigations: Explaining the Implications of the FBI’s Probe into the NCAA’s Black Market for Talent.” The panel will examine the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) probe that revealed fraud, bribery and corruption in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball and its implications for other sports and amateurism generally. The parties involved are alleged to have conspired in a number of actions, raising many questions. Questions considered by this panel include:

  • Why is the FBI involved? Did the NCAA request FBI assistance?
  • Why is basketball the target (or the first target)?
  • Why are assistant coaches and not head coaches facing charges?
  • What does this mean for other sports?
  • What does this mean for amateurism?

The event will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. CST at the CMA Conference Room. Tim’s panel will be held 2:50 – 4:20 p.m. The program has been approved for 5 hours of General Tennessee CLE credit hours and 1 hour of ethics credit. For more information and registration, visit the NBA website.