Student athletes in New Mexico are uniquely situated at their college, university, or high school. Student athletes put their blood, sweat, and tears in through their sport and their academics and that is why this is troubling when they do not receive due process or independent support when charge with the disciplinary violation such as academic misconduct or Title XI sexual misconduct or are facing an administrative issue at their school or before our conference or sport's governing body. Coaches, athletic directors, NCAA administrators, for example, often do what's in the programs for their best interest and not what's in the student athlete's best interest.
Student athletes must have an experienced attorney advocate guide them when a disciplinary or compliance issue arises and the student-athlete faces an investigation or administrative proceedings before their New Mexico school or sport's governing body. Issues unique to student athletes can include sports-related dismissals and suspensions, inappropriate or abusive behavior by coaches, eligibility, hardship or 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 also understand your rights and responsibilities. An experienced attorney-adviser will level a playing field and they should be in your corner from this early as possible in the process.