College sports system is unjust, argues Prof. Goldburn P. Maynard Jr. in new article

Goldburn P. Maynard Jr.
Goldburn P. Maynard Jr.

In an article published in the Wisconsin Law Review, Brandeis School of Law's Professor Goldburn P. Maynard Jr. argues that the NCAA "disproportionately disfavors those who are most talented, poor, and of color."

"This Essay argues that the NCAA’s surveillance of the family and enforcement of its rules amount to a sumptuary restraint on the families of talented NCAA athletes," Maynard writes in the introduction to "They’re Watching You: How the NCAA Infringes on the Freedom of Families."

"I argue that the NCAA’s rules disproportionately disadvantage poor individuals of color. This underscores the inherently unjust nature of the college sports system and the complicity required to keep it in place," he writes in the introduction.

Maynard, who teaches courses on taxation, gratuitous transfers and elder law, focuses his research on issues of wealth distribution and inequality, tax policy and America’s aging population.