Congress and Sports Agents

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

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.

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Congress and Boxing

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

A Legislative History, 1960-2003
Edited by: William H. Manz & Edmund P. Edmonds

Boxing has been a topic of serious congressional interest for 50 years, dating back to the 1960 Kefauver hearings on the influence of organized crime over the sport. While three additional hearings followed and numerous bills were introduced to provide for boxing’s regulation and reform, none were enacted and the sport continued to escape congressional regulation for decades. Finally, in 1996, Congress passed the Professional Boxing Safety Act to protect the general welfare of professional boxers, expand the system of safety precautions, assist state boxing commissions, and properly oversee the professional boxing industry in the United States.

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Baseball and Antitrust

2010, Business/Economics, Hein's Sports Law Legislative History Series, Legislative History, Sports Law admin

The Legislative History of the Curt Flood Act of 1998
Public Law No. 105-297, 112 Stat. 2824
Edited by: William H. Manz & Edmund P. Edmonds

In the years since the Supreme Court made its decision in 1972 regarding Curtis Charles Flood’s case against Major League Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, free agency has become commonplace in baseball and most other major sports, leading to severe escalation in player salaries and the frequent movement of athletes from one team to another. In 1998, the 105th Congress passed legislation to address Major League Baseball’s exemption from U.S. antitrust laws (which it had enjoyed since 1922), allowing players the same rights as other professional athletes to use the laws as leverage against owners in the collective bargaining process.

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Sports Law

2010, Sports Law admin

Cases and Materials
By: Russ VerSteeg

Most sports law students are passionate about sports and would love to work in the field of sports law. That desire has shaped the content of this book. Although there are precious few opportunities for students to become sports agents, there are thousands of other opportunities available for lawyers in the world of sports. Leagues, conferences, schools, teams, shoe apparel and equipment companies, and the media have jobs that would be fabulous for a sports nut with a law degree. This book covers a broad range of topics and issues dealing with professional and amateur sports.

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Sports Law

2009, Sports Law admin

Cases and Materials
By: Russ VerSteeg

Most sports law students are passionate about sports and would love to work in the field of sports law. That goal has shaped the content of this book. Although there are few opportunities for students to become sports agents, there are thousands of other opportunities for lawyers in the world of sports. Sports Law: Cases and Materials covers a broad range of topics and issues dealing with professional and amateur sports. Familiarity with a variety of topics will provide the best foundation for students to determine which aspect of sports law they would like to pursue.

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Published: Lake Mary,

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Congress and Sports Agents

2009, Legislative History, Sports Law admin

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,

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Sports Law: Cases and Materials

2008, Sports Law admin

By Russ VerSteeg

This new title from Vandeplas Publishing covers a broad range of topics and issues dealing with both professional and amateur sports. Familiarity with a variety of topics will provide the best foundation for students to determine which aspects of Sports Law they would like to pursue. This book also contains a chapter on Sports Agency.

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List price $59.95 Order Now
Published: Lake Mary, Florida; Vandeplas Publishing; 2007
Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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Congress and Sports Agents

2008, Legislative History, Sports Law admin

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,

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