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Focus on Current Legal Concerns
The unprecedented demise of the 1994 baseball season and the long hockey negotiations have focused more attention than ever before on legal issues in sports, ranging from the constitutional rights of college athletes to the liability of football-helmet makers. Through 50 original essays this first-of-its-kind handbook examines liability issues peculiar to sports, discusses disputes involving some of the most famous people and events in sports history, explores the ramifications of antitrust laws as they apply to athletics, and probes the increasingly sensitive and litigious area of sex and race discrimination.

Essays discuss influential issues
Many of the essays discuss subjects that recently have gained increasing prominence, such as suits alleging misrepresentation and unfair treatment of athletes by coaches. Other essays deal with the action of sports commissioners, or the policies of governing bodies, especially the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Useful for lawyers and fans alike
Lawyers unfamiliar with sports law will appreciate the book as a reliable introduction to this rapidly expanding field. For scholars in other fields it serves as a legal primer and a quick survey of cases and issues. The book is especially useful in college libraries as a source of answers to sports questions and a reliable resource for writing term papers. Finally, sports fans familiar with the athletic achievements of Oscar Robertson, John Mackey, Curt Flood, and others, will discover here the details of their participation in the legal arena.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sports -- Law and legislation -- United States.