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

Student athletes in Rhode Island are uniquely situated at their college, university, or high school. Student athletes put their blood, sweat, and tears into their sport and their academics, and that is why it is troubling when they do not receive due process or 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 sports governing body. Coaches, athletic directors, and NCAA administrators, for example, often do what's in the program's 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 the student athlete faces an investigation or administrative proceedings at the Rhode Island school, or before a sports governing body. Issues unique to student athletes can include sports-related dismissals or 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 understand your rights and responsibilities. An experienced attorney advisor can level the playing field and they should be in your corner from as early as possible in the process.

Rhode Island 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:

  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Johnson & Wales University – Providence
  • Naval War College
  • New England Institute of Technology
  • Providence College
  • Rhode Island College
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Roger Williams University
  • Salve Regina University
  • University of Rhode Island

Rhode Island 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

  • Barrington School District
  • Bristol Warren Regional School District
  • Burrillville School District

B

  • Central Falls School District
  • Chariho Regional School District
  • Coventry School District
  • Cranston Public Schools
  • Cumberland School District

C

  • East Greenwich School District
  • East Providence School District
  • Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District

F

  • Foster Elementary School District
  • Foster-Glocester Regional School District

G

  • Glocester School District

J

  • Jamestown School District
  • Johnston School District

L

  • Lincoln School District
  • Little Compton School District

M

  • Middletown School District

N

  • Narragansett School District
  • New Shoreham School District
  • Newport School District
  • North Kingstown School District
  • North Providence School District
  • North Smithfield School District

P

  • Pawtucket School District
  • Portsmouth School District
  • Providence Public Schools

S

  • Scituate School District
  • Smithfield School District
  • South Kingstown School District

T

  • Tiverton School District

W

  • Warwick Public Schools
  • West Warwick School District
  • Westerly School District
  • Woonsocket School District

Student athletes at Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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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