Elon Law expert explains NCAA decision on athlete compensation

Professor Andy Haile spoke with FOX8 journalist Bob Buckley for a segment of "The Buckley Report" that examines the potential pros and cons of the NCAA's decision allowing college athletes to earn money from the use of their names, likenesses, and images.

Andy Haile outside of Elon University School of Law in Greensboro.

An Elon Law professor spoke with a FOX News affiliate this summer for an in-depth report on the NCAA’s June 30 decision allowing collegiate athletes to make money off their names and likenesses.

Professor Andy Haile explained the history and implications of the NCAA’s treatment of athletes for a July 19 segment of “The Buckley Report,” produced by WGHP FOX8 in North Carolina and hosted by journalist Bob Buckley.

“This is a really complicated issue because you have some sports at some universities that make a tremendous amount of money and then you have others that lose money,” said Haile, who played NCAA Division I soccer at Davidson College. “There is a lot of money at stake … but maybe this is the sort of seismic change that will force the drastic reconsideration of our priorities.”

An educator with scholarly interests in business law and tax policy, Haile joined the Elon Law faculty full-time in June 2008 after practicing law as partner with Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, L.L.P.

The Stanford Law graduate previously clerked for the Hon. Frank W. Bullock, Jr., former chief judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Haile served the Elon Law community from June 2013 through June 2016 as associate dean for academic affairs shortly after concluding his term as the law school’s Jennings Professor and Emerging Scholar. He has twice taken part in the law school’s Strategic Planning Committee, co-chairing the committee from 2018-2019, and he is a member of Elon Law’s Antiracism Working Group.

Haile was a member of the North Carolina General Statutes Commission from 2009-2020, where he served as chair from 2015-2019, and he is a current board member of the United Soccer Coaches Association.