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.