September 29, 2015 by peterott
Episode 4: NCAA Issues with Sonny Vaccaro
In this episode (the second of a two part series), Peter Ott speaks with Sports Marketing legend Sonny Vaccaro about his advocacy on behalf of college athletes. Sonny was recently the subject of an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary entitled “Sole Man.” That movie looked at the broad outline of his life, from his start in Trafford, Pennsylvania to his signing of Michael Jordan to his first Nike deal to his recent advocacy on behalf of college athletes. In this podcast, Sonny discusses what he thinks is wrong with the current NCAA system. He outlines how he thinks that college athletes are being exploited by the NCAA and its member schools and he discusses the O’Bannon lawsuit.
You can listen to this podcast at the bottom of this blog post, on Soundcloud, or through iTunes or Stitcher. Please spread the word about the podcast and if you enjoyed it, please leave a review of it on iTunes. I always love to hear your feedback. You can reach me on twitter.