1. Crimes Against the person
a. Assault, battery, robbery, hazing, murder, rape, kidnapping
2.Crimes injuries to property
b. Arson, trespass, vandalism and thefts
3.Crimes affecting public health and welfare
Torts- Civil Wrongs Private lawsuits TTs & Ds
Preponderance of evidence more likely than not
Theory of consent know the risks
Intents desire to bring about a particular result vs. negligence failure to act
on ordinary, reasonable
Advocates and represents the legal and business affairs of a professional athletefor a fee.
Does every sports agent handle the business affair?
What fee does an agent receive? Does it vary form sport to sport?
Religion & Sports
Freedom of Religion
Prayers before sports contests legal issues
Does prayer advance any religion?
State funded university v. private institution is there a difference?
Student led prayer v. administra
Anti Trust & Labor Issues
U.S. Congress enacted antitrust laws designed to prevent anticompetitive behavior
in business in order to promote competition and ultimately drive down prices for
Antitrust is a term used to describe any
Drugs & Sports
Performance Enhancing vs. Illegal Drugs
Performance Enhancing Drugs drugs or substances ingested, injected, or
inhaled by an athlete to increase muscle growth, repair or development or any
substances used to decrease the effects
International Sports Issues
- Olympics Movement
term used to describe the underlying goals and themes of
the Olympics games and the Internal Olympic committee.
- Court of Arbitration & Sport (CAS)
body that address complaints of athletes,
Disabilities & Sports
Various Statues allow people with disabilities to participate in sports. Relevant statues
1. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
2. The Americans with Disabilities Act.
3. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Alternate Dispute Resolution in Sports
resolving disputes via arbitration, mediation and other alternatives to
Mediation Non-Binding Facilitator
Arbitration Typically binding
Litigation The process of carrying on a laws
Intellectual Property Issues in Sports
copyright, trademark & patent
o when a property right is an original work of authorship such as literary,
musical, artistic or photographic work.
Copyright Act of 1909
1976 Entire Law Revi
Chapter 5 Title IX & Other Woman Issues
Title IX involves amateur sports. Effective July 21, 1975 signed by President
Richard M. Nixon gender equally statute has tremendously increased
opportunities for female athletes.
It is basically an anti-discrim