Congress and Sports Agents

2010, Hein's Sports Law Legislative History Series, Legislative History, Sports Law editor

A Legislative History of the Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act (SPARTA)
Edited by: Edmund P. Edmonds, William H. Manz & Thomas 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. Money, cars, jewelry, loans, parties, and much more is offered by some sports agents to the student athlete or in order to entice a prospect to sign with that particular agent. These types of activities can have dire consequences for athletes who might lose their college eligibility, scholarships, money and credibility. In recent years, Congress has grown concerned over the deceptive and unethical treatment of amateur athletes by sports agents. The federal government found it necessary to enact Public Law 108-304, the Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act (SPARTA), which recognized that many acts of sports agents go unpunished because of disparate, ineffective, or in some cases, a comple te absence of state laws. 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, Number 3

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