NCAA Student-Athlete Attorney for Dismissal

When an individual becomes an NCAA student-athlete, the last thing that they think about is dismissal. A student-athlete always faces the possibility of being dismissed from their collegiate team and/or the possibility of being dismissed from school altogether. If a student-athlete is dismissed from their team, then they will lose their athletic scholarship, which would likely result in the student-athlete being unable to continue at the school. If a student-athlete is dismissed from school, then they will lose their eligibility to play and athletic scholarship completely. If a student-athlete is facing the possibility of dismissal from a team or school, then it is important to get in touch with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. With an attorney's help, you may be able to fight off a dismissal or reverse a prior decision for dismissal.

What is an NCAA Student-Athlete Attorney?

An NCAA athlete attorney is an attorney that is experienced in representing student-athletes in eligibility and other matters related to the rules of the NCAA. Some of the situations an NCAA athlete attorney can help a student-athlete with include scholarship issues, transfer issues, and issues related to suspension or dismissal. An NCAA athlete attorney can represent a student-athlete in school and administrative hearings, as well as court hearings if necessary.

The NCAA also certifies agents and advisors who can serve the specific role of helping student-athletes prepare for professional sports drafts such as the NBA Draft while maintaining their college eligibility in case they decide to return to school. It is important that if you are considering entering your name into a professional draft that you are represented by an NCAA-certified agent, or else you will lose your athletic eligibility and won't be able to return to school.

Reasons Why a Student-Athlete Might Need an Attorney

A student-athlete might need an attorney for various reasons. In cases related to misconduct, an attorney's help can be invaluable. There are many times where a student-athlete will need legal advice and legal help relating to misconduct, such as:

  • School code of conduct charges
  • Title IX sexual misconduct allegations and Title IX actions
  • Failed drug tests
  • Alleged criminal activity

If a student-athlete is alleged to have committed a crime on school property or a crime involving another student, then both the NCAA and the school police enforcement authorities will likely be involved. Title IX actions can stem from discrimination claims but can also stem from alleged sexual assaults. While Title IX claims are not criminal in nature, the alleged conduct can result in criminal charges. Title IX actions are lengthy, complex, and can involve a lot of people. Any mention of a Title IX action should result in an immediate call to an experienced Title IX attorney.

If a student-athlete is looking to profit off of himself or herself pursuant to the new name, image, and likeness rules of the NCAA, then it is strongly recommended that any promotion that he or she agrees to is first reviewed by an attorney. These agreements are contracts that also need to adhere to other NCAA eligibility rules for the student-athlete to remain eligible while earning money.

Reasons Why a Student-Athlete Can Be Dismissed from School

A student-athlete can be dismissed from school for various reasons. Some of the most common reasons why a student-athlete will get dismissed from school include:

  • Academic ineligibility
  • Athletic ineligibility
  • Being kicked off the team
  • Alleged criminal activity
  • Title IX sexual misconduct claims

This is a partial list of reasons why a student-athlete can be dismissed from school. If you are a student-athlete who is facing dismissal from school, then make sure to get in touch with an NCAA student-athlete attorney immediately.

Reasons Why a Student-Athlete Can Be Dismissed from a Team

A student-athlete can be dismissed from his or her collegiate team for various reasons. Some of the most common reasons why a student-athlete will get dismissed from his or her team include.

  • Conduct detrimental to the team
  • Failed drug testing
  • Academic ineligibility
  • Athletic ineligibility
  • School code of conduct charges
  • Title IX sexual misconduct allegations
  • Alleged criminal activity

This is a partial list of reasons why a student-athlete can be dismissed from his or her collegiate team. If you are a student-athlete who gets dismissed from his or her team, then your time at your school is numbered. It is important to map out your defense as soon as possible to help avoid being dismissed from your collegiate team.

Have You Been Dismissed?

If you are a student-athlete who is facing dismissal from your team or school or have already been dismissed from your team or school, then it is important to act fast because your time is limited. You have the right to have an appeal and hearing on your dismissal, but this appeal must be made in writing. You can appeal your reduction or cancellation of athletic aid and can contest whether your college coach or others involved in your dismissal followed the rules of the NCAA appropriately. If these rules were not followed appropriately, then this can form the basis for a reversal of your dismissal. If you have been dismissed, then it is critical to get in touch with an experienced NCAA athlete attorney as soon as possible.

How an NCAA Athlete Attorney Can Help

An NCAA athlete attorney can help you with a dismissal action in several ways. If you have been dismissed already, then your attorney can appeal this decision and alternatively work out an agreement for a different type of penalty. An NCAA student-athlete attorney can also help you file the appropriate paperwork to process reinstatements. You may have appeal or reinstatement options wherever you are in the dismissal process as long as you are not outside of specified time limits. The NCAA has also provided several previously approved reinstatements as long as you meet the requirements for the individual reinstatement you are requesting. If you want to fight your dismissal from school or your team, then call attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm so we can help!

Why Hiring the Lento Law Firm is the Right Choice

If you are an NCAA student-athlete who has been dismissed, then it is important to seek the advice of an experienced attorney. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have helped countless student-athletes across the country who are facing dismissal actions from their schools. Call us today at 888-535-3686 to learn why hiring the Lento Law Firm is the right choice to help you with your case.

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