I guess Mark Emmert really cares.

Money is the language of concern.

Over the first half of 2014, the NCAA already broke its record of yearly lobbying expenditures. During 2013, the NCAA spent $160,000 on lobbying. This year, as of June 30, it has already spent $240,000. That includes $180,000 just in the second quarter, which covers April to June.

Gee, I wonder what’s been going on lately.  Maybe this is an indication.

A new topic appears on every lobbying disclosure filed after March 2014: the “welfare” or “well-being” of student athletes.

Isn’t that just the sweetest?  Why, I bet those folks in Congress are ever so impressed.



Filed under Political Wankery, The NCAA

6 responses to “I guess Mark Emmert really cares.

  1. Deutschland Domiciliary Dog

    Preserving the NCAA as it is now will cost a whole lot more than a few measly 100K. Emmert better have a reserve fund rivaling Georgia’s if he plans to jump into the politics business.


  2. Dog in Fla

    “Why, I bet those folks in Congress are ever so impressed.”

    Shorter Emmert and NFL Feeder School joint statement on lobbying for the health, safety, welfare and benefit of the mythical student-athlete:

    “We tempted some folks in Congress with money. We did some things that were contrary to our values. I understand why it happened. I think it’s important when we look back to recall how afraid we were after our make-believe definition of ‘amateur’ fell and NIL had been hit and the HQ in Indianapolis was about to fall, and people did not know if more free-market attacks by Kessler were imminent.”


  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Welfare of who?

    They call that disclosure?

    Isn’t the NCAA a nonprofit that cannot engage in influencing legislation?


  4. sectionzalum

    for shits and giggles, watch where the donations to senators/congressfolk go.