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Protecting Your Possibilities is a podcast with sports attorney Luke Fedlam focused on helping athletes educate and protect themselves for their life outside of their sport.

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Protecting Your Possibilities is a podcast with sports attorney Luke Fedlam focused on helping athletes educate and protect themselves for their life outside of their sport.

    NIL: An athlete’s perspective

    NIL: An athlete’s perspective

    n this episode of Protecting Your Possibilities, Luke speaks with The Ohio State University basketball player Eugene Brown, III about his experiences and perspectives related to NIL. Learn more about the path and the strategy a college athlete employs when it comes to engaging in NIL.

     

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    • 19 min
    Let the madness begin

    Let the madness begin

    Every March, the NCAA kicks off one of the most exciting championships of the year, the NCAA Basketball Tournament — also known as March Madness®. This is the first basketball tournament in which student-athletes are able to earn compensation from their NIL. As the NCAA is always aggressive in protecting their branding, they will have to ensure student-athletes are not using the NCAA’s protected marks without permission. In this episode, Luke discusses how student-athletes should protect themselves by not using NCAA-protected marks in social media influencing. 

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    • 12 min
    Why an athlete needs their own lawyer

    Why an athlete needs their own lawyer

    When athletes are presented with deals, do they really need to hire their own attorney if their agency already has one of their own? It’s important to think through who the agency lawyer is working for — is it the athlete or the agency? As Luke explains, every lawyer has the ethical obligation to put their client's best interests first. Athletes should make sure they are being served as the client. Listen to this episode to learn why it's important for athletes to have someone advocating and protecting their interests first.

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    • 13 min
    The new digital trading card: Understanding NFTs

    The new digital trading card: Understanding NFTs

    We’ve been hearing about non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for a while now – but what exactly are they, and how do they fit into the sports world? One of the best examples is to think about an NFT as a digital trading card. Athletes and others who can benefit from NFTs have multiple considerations to think about – compensation models, anti-money laundering, college students involved in name, image and likeness. Listen to this episode of Protecting Your Possibilities as Luke dives into NFTs and more.

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    • 16 min
    NIL collectives – Are we in the wild, wild west?

    NIL collectives – Are we in the wild, wild west?

    Name, image and likeness opportunities for student athletes continue to expand and push new boundaries. NIL collectives have popped up across the country offering substantial financial deals for athletes. How are these collectives structured, and how do they work? Is there a limit on what student athletes can be paid, or is this the wild, wild west? Luke answers these questions and more in this episode of the Protecting Your Possibilities podcast.

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    • 19 min
    Representation of Black coaches in the NFL

    Representation of Black coaches in the NFL

    There is currently only one Black head coach in the NFL. One. In a league of 32 teams made up of a majority of Black players, there is currently only one Black head coach. As we head into February’s Black History Month, and reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Luke discusses the importance of why it matters to have diverse representation at the head coaching level of the NFL. Luke talks about how we need to have these difficult conversations in a professional, fact-based way so the league can make a positive change forward. 

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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

noelclarington ,

Great Information, Great host

Luke breaks down each topic in an interesting and engaging way. Great pod for athletes, sports fans and business-minded folks.