A Legislative History of the Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act (SPARTA)
Edited by: Edmund P. Edmonds, William H. Manz & 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 big star athlete. Money, cars, jewelry, loans, parties or anything imaginable are offered by some sports agents to the student-athlete in order to entice that professional prospect to sign with that particular agent. 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, including copies of the law, reports, hearings, and related bills.
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Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2008
Hein’s Sports Law Legislative History Series, #3