What should a student athlete in Mississippi do when facing a disciplinary violation or administrative issue at their college or university or with the NCAA? VIDEO

Student athletes in Mississippi are uniquely situated at their college, university, or high school. Student athletes put their blood, sweat, and tears into their sport and academics and that is why it is troubling when they are treated unfairly or do not receive independent support when charged with a disciplinary violation such as academic misconduct or Title IX sexual misconduct or are facing an administrative issue at their school or before a conference or a sport's governing body.

Coaches, athletic directors, and NCAA administrators, for example, often do what's in the programs or their best interests and not what is in the student athletes best interests. Student athletes must have an experienced attorney advocate guide them when a disciplinary or compliance issue arises and a student-athlete faces an investigation or administrative proceedings before their Mississippi school or before a sport's governing body.

Issues unique to student athletes can include sports-related dismissals and suspensions, inappropriate or abusive behavior by coaches, eligibility hardship and scholarship issues, transfer disputes, NCAA administrative appeals, and issues related to injuries, concussions, and sports litigation. You must take the necessary precautions before discussing any issues or concerns with the school or administrators. You must understand your rights and responsibilities. An experienced attorney advisor will level the playing field and they should be in your corner from as early as possible in the process.

Mississippi colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student athlete's advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:

  • Alcorn State University
  • Antonelli College Hattiesburg
  • Antonelli College Jackson
  • Belhaven University
  • Blue Cliff College Gulfport
  • Blue Mountain College
  • Coahoma Community College
  • Copiah Lincoln Community College
  • Delta State University
  • East Central Community College
  • East Mississippi Community College
  • Hinds Community College
  • Holmes Community College
  • Itawamba Community College
  • ITT Technical Institute Madison
  • Jackson State University
  • Jones County Junior College
  • Meridian Community College
  • Miller Motte Technical College Gulfport
  • Millsaps College
  • Mississippi College
  • Mississippi Delta Community College
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
  • Mississippi State University
  • Mississippi University for Women
  • Mississippi Valley State University
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College
  • Pearl River Community College
  • Rust College
  • Southeastern Baptist College
  • Southwest Mississippi Community College
  • Tougaloo College
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Phoenix Jackson Campus
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Virginia College Biloxi
  • William Carey University

Mississippi high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your student athlete's advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts:

A

  • Aberdeen School District
  • Alcorn School District
  • Amite County School District
  • Amory School District
  • Attala County School District

B

  • Baldwyn School District
  • Bay St. Louis-Waveland School District
  • Benoit School District
  • Benton County School District
  • Biloxi Public School District
  • Booneville School District
  • Brookhaven School District

C

  • Calhoun County School District
  • Canton Public School District
  • Carroll County School District
  • Chickasaw County School District
  • Choctaw County School District
  • Claiborne County School District
  • Clarksdale Municipal School District
  • Clay County School District
  • Cleveland School District
  • Clinton Public School District
  • Coahoma County School District
  • Coffeeville School District
  • Columbia School District
  • Columbus Municipal School District
  • Copiah County School District
  • Corinth School District
  • Covington County School District

D

  • DeSoto County School District
  • Drew School District
  • Durant Public School District

E

  • East Jasper School District
  • East Tallahatchie School District
  • Enterprise School District

F

  • Forest Municipal School District
  • Forrest County School District
  • Franklin County School District

G

  • George County School District
  • Greene County School District
  • Greenville Public School District
  • Greenwood Public School District
  • Grenada School District
  • Gulfport School District

H

  • Hancock County School District
  • Harrison County School District
  • Hattiesburg Public School District
  • Hazlehurst City School District
  • Hinds County School District
  • Hollandale School District
  • Holly Springs School District
  • Holmes County School District
  •  Houston School District
  • Humphreys County School District

I

  • Indianola School District
  • Itawamba County School District

J

  • Jackson County School District
  • Jackson Public School District
  • Jefferson County School District
  • Jefferson Davis County School District
  • Jones County School District

K

  • Kemper County School District
  • Kosciusko School District

L

  • Lafayette County School District
  • Lamar County School District
  • Lauderdale County School District
  • Laurel School District
  • Lawrence County School District
  • Leake County School District
  • Lee County School District
  • Leflore County School District
  • Leland School District
  • Lincoln County School District
  • Long Beach School District
  • Louisville Municipal School District
  • Lowndes County School District
  • Lumberton Public School District

M

  • Madison County School District
  • Marion County School District
  • Marshall County School District
  • McComb School District
  • Meridian Public School District
  • Monroe County School District
  • Montgomery County School District
  • Moss Point School District
  • Mound Bayou Public School District

N

  • Natchez-Adams School District
  • Neshoba County School District
  • Nettleton School District
  • New Albany School District
  • Newton County School District
  • Newton Municipal School District
  • North Bolivar School District
  • North Panola School District
  • North Pike School District
  • North Tippah School District
  • Noxubee County School District

O

  • Ocean Springs School District
  • Okolona Municipal Separate School District
  • Oktibbeha County School District
  • Oxford School District

P

  • Pascagoula School District
  • Pass Christian School District
  • Pearl Public School District
  • Pearl River County School District
  • Perry County School District
  • Petal School District
  • Philadelphia Public School District
  • Picayune School District
  • Pontotoc City School District
  • Pontotoc County School District
  • Poplarville School District
  • Prentiss County School District

Q

  • Quitman County School District
  • Quitman School District

R

  • Rankin County School District
  • Richton School District

S

  • Scott County School District
  • Senatobia Municipal School District
  • Shaw School District
  • Simpson County School District
  • Smith County School District
  • South Delta School District
  • South Panola School District
  • South Pike School District
  • South Tippah School District
  • Starkville School District
  • Stone County School District
  • Sunflower County School District

T

  • Tate County School District
  • Tishomingo County School District
  • Tunica County School District
  • Tupelo Public School District

U

  • Union County School District
  • Union Public School District

V

  • Vicksburg-Warren School District

W

  • Walthall County School District
  • Water Valley School District
  • Wayne County School District
  • Webster County School District
  • West Bolivar School District
  • West Jasper School District
  • West Point School District
  • West Tallahatchie School District
  • Western Line School District
  • Wilkinson County School District
  • Winona Separate School District

Y

  • Yazoo City Municipal School District
  • Yazoo County School District

Student athletes at Mississippi schools have more to lose when facing disciplinary or administrative proceedings at their school or with a sport governing body such as the NCAA.   Student athletes' academics, eligibility to play, scholarships, and future professional sports opportunities can all be negatively affected by a school's or the NCAA's actions.  That is why it is critical to address any school or sport-related issue or concern affecting student athletes as best as possible and Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have unparalleled experience passionately fighting for the future of their student athlete clients at colleges, universities, and high schools in Mississippi and throughout the nation.

Attorney Joseph D. Lento does not settle for a participation trophy - He fights to win.  He also prioritizes the needs and well-being of the student athletes he represents, with an eye towards the unique circumstances of student athletes which must be carefully considered in addressing and resolving school and administrative body issues and concerns.

Joseph D. Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as an advisor for student athletes facing disciplinary and administrative cases in Mississippi and throughout the nation.  Make certain your or your student athlete's rights and interests are protected – Contact National Student Athlete Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686 for help.

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