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Athlete Representation  

Ed Edmonds

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
The sports agent performs a critical function as an intermediary between management and athletes by handling contract negotiations, endorsements, financial planning, and other associated ... More

Blood Sports in an Age of Liability  

Jeffrey Standen

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
This chapter examines how civil liability assessments and criminal convictions have affected the legality of blood sports. Blood sports can be divided into three categories: human versus ... More

Collective Bargaining and Workforce Protections in Sports  

Nicholas M. Ohanesian

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
This chapter addresses collective bargaining and workforce protections available in professional sports. Broadly speaking, collective bargaining in the United States is a workplace ... More

Collective Bargaining in Professional Sports: The Duel Between Players and Owners and Labor Law and Antitrust Law  

Gabe Feldman

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
This chapter examines the complex collective bargaining process in professional sports leagues. The labor negotiations between players and owners present unique conflicts between labor and ... More

The Commissioner’s Power to Discipline Players for On- and Off-Field Misconduct  

Richard T. Karcher

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
This article examines the power of professional sports league commissioners to discipline and suspend players for misconduct both on and off the field. It first provides a historical ... More

Competition Law, Free Movement of Players, and Nationality Restrictions  

Ryan Gauthier

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
This chapter examines restrictions that professional sports leagues and governing bodies place on the freedom of movement of professional players—both negotiated and imposed—and how these ... More

Daily Fantasy Sports and PASPA: How to Assess Whether the State Regulation of Daily Fantasy Sports Contests Violates Federal Law  

Daniel L. Wallach

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
Recent state legislation regulating fantasy sports contests may present a different type of threat to the nascent fantasy sports industry—the possibility that the U.S. Attorney General (or ... More

Drugs in Professional Sports  

Todd Clark

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
This chapter discusses the effects of recreational drugs, specifically marijuana, and performance-enhancing drugs in professional sports. To that end, this chapter highlights how these ... More

Eligibility Rules in Professional Sports  

Glenn M. Wong and Christopher R. Deubert

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
This chapter examines the rules governing when individuals are eligible to play in professional sports leagues and organizations. The different nature of the sports leads to important ... More

The Evolution of the Power of the Commissioner in Professional Sports  

Jimmy Golen and Warren K. Zola

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
The role of the professional sports commissioner evolved from the early functionaries who were empowered to settle disputes between teams into nearly omnipotent sports czars. In the wake ... More

Identity and Speech in Sports in the Social Media Era  

Jimmy Sanderson

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
Social media has ushered in seismic shifts to communication structures in society and these effects extend to the world of sport, where athletes and sports figures routinely divulge ... More

The Increasing Role of Disability Issues in U.S. Sports Law  

Dionne Koller

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
This chapter discusses the leading issues involving individuals with disabilities who participate, or seek to participate, in U.S. sports. This analysis highlights the most important ... More

Introduction: American Sports Law Through Deflategate  

Michael A. McCann

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
It has often been said that there is no such thing as sports law. The time has come to rethink that position. In recent years, an impressive canon of sports law scholarship and ... More

Leagues and Owners: The Donald Sterling Story  

Michael A. McCann

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
This chapter explores the legal authority of professional sports league commissioners to govern owners of teams. Commissioners and owners are motivated by often complementary, but ... More

Recreational Sports Law  

Thomas A. Baker III

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
This chapter discusses application of legal doctrines and defenses within recreational sport settings. Many of the concepts discussed here are very general in that they apply to an array ... More

The Rooney Rule’s Reach: How the NFL’s Equal Opportunity Initiative for Coaches Inspired Local Government Reform  

N. Jeremi Duru

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
In December 2002, the National Football League’s thirty-two clubs agreed to institute a policy requiring that all clubs interview at least one person of color for any vacant head coaching ... More

The Single-Entity Doctrine of Antitrust as Applied to Sports Leagues  

Stephen F. Ross

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
Competition law generally requires competitors who agree on restraints of trade to justify their agreements as procompetitive when market forces create the potential for consumer ... More

Title IX and U.S. College Sports: Contemporary Challenges to Compliance  

Erin E. Buzuvis

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
This chapter will address several aspects of gender inequality in college athletics, including inequitable allocation of resources and opportunities, inadequate institutional response to ... More

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