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Bill Brady’s resignation from Nevada State Athletic Commission cements agency’s crisis point

By Zach Arnold | May 8, 2015

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Things were supposed to get better for the Nevada State Athletic Commission after tone-deaf, loved-to-hear-his-own-voice Executive Director Keith Kizer resigned in order to get a pay raise to work in the AG’s office on Gaming Commission matters.

Instead, a dumpster fire has turned into a raging inferno with Bob Bennett as Executive Director and Andre Agassi’s lawyer, Francisco Aguilar, as the commission’s front man/Chairman for public relations.

Bill Brady, who had been on the commission board during it’s most tumultuous time period before Aguilar and casino/marijuana permit guy Anthony Marnell came aboard, resigned on Friday. He told the truth by stating that his heart wasn’t into working on the Commission panel any more. According to Brady, the fallout from the Manny Pacquiao/Floyd Mayweather fight was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

The corrosion of the image of the Nevada State Athletic Commission is almost irreversible at this point given the political entities involved in meddling and strong-arming the regulators. Look at what has happened since Marc Ratner’s departure:

The timing of Bill Brady’s resignation tells you everything you need to know about the state of regulatory affairs in Nevada. The image of the Athletic Commission is at an all-time low. It’s a circus. While Texas and New York are (slowly) trying to dig out of the immensely deep holes they have dug for themselves, Nevada continues to sink further into chaos. The Pacquiao fight last Saturday night only highlighted how concerning the problems are to the masses. The Athletic Commission got exposed in the bright lights.

The commission’s profits are as high as its image of integrity is as low amongst the fans, fighters, and promoters.

Bill Brady had nothing to personally do with the many regulatory failures of the Athletic Commission. He just had the common sense to be the first one to walk away after what happened last Saturday night.

It will be interesting to see if the 2016 Senatorial opponent to Governor Brian Sandoval uses the athletic commission as a campaign issue. Sandoval deserves all the criticism for allowing what has happened with the Athletic Commission under his watch.

Topics: Boxing, MMA, Media, Zach Arnold | 4 Comments » | Permalink | Trackback |

4 Responses to “Bill Brady’s resignation from Nevada State Athletic Commission cements agency’s crisis point”

  1. rst says:

    I dont know much about boxing.

  2. rst says:

    Its interesting to me, that Pacs injury is a way bigger deal in Boxing then in MMA.
    And I see why it is.

  3. rean says:

    nsac mishandled the whole pac-mayweather fiasco. it’s funny how they make it appear like the only whether a fighter is injured or not if someone tick a small box or not. in the case of pacman, all the medications which apporved by usada btw, were listed indicating they were treating an injury. how usada know about the injury for weeks and not nsac when it happened right under their noses is beyond belief.

    seems like now they are backtracking in the perjury case against pacman. they know their protocol would be put into question.


    The catchphrase for the corrupt nsac is “when money talks, established protocol walks”.


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