A Legislative History of the Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act (SPARTA)
Edited by: Edmund P. Edmonds, William H. Manz and Thomas J. Kettleson
There is a common perception of sports agents as unscrupulous, unethical, self-interested and dishonest, doing anything and everything to sign the next star athlete. In recent years, Congress has grown concerned over the deceptive and unethical treatment of amateur athletes by sports agents. Although a majority of individual states have adopted legislation directed toward the conduct of sports agents, the federal government found it necessary to enact Public Law 108-304, the Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act (SPARTA). This volume offers readers the legislative history of SPARTA and includes copies of the law, reports, hearings and related bills.