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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 06, 2012 Saints admit to 'bounty' program
QUOTE: The New Orleans Saints admitted Tuesday to paying bonuses for hits that would knock opposing players out of a game....former NBA star Charles Barkley said he had taken part in a bounty program during his basketball playing days in the 1980s.
CNN (Cable News Network) Nov 29, 2011 College Athletes Move Concussions Into the Courtroom
QUOTE: ...Berman characterized the N.C.A.A. as “an uncaring cartel that takes care of its own” and added, “This whole notion of protecting amateurism — that’s a farce.”...Berman said he wanted to force the N.C.A.A. to arrange insurance that would provide for training and evaluation for players and follow-up care for former athletes.
New York Times Nov 26, 2011 In Argentina, Violence Is Part of the Soccer Culture
QUOTE: The unrest in part reflects an increasingly violent Argentine society, where street crime has been on the rise. But much of the violence can be traced to hostilities between rival factions of barra bravas, the Argentine version of hooligan fan groups that use fists, firearms and knives, and operate like mini-mafias. They engage in legal and illegal businesses, including selling drugs, often with the cover and complicity of the police, politicians and club officials...
New York Times Mar 10, 2011 N.H.L. Faces New Scrutiny for Hockey Violence
QUOTE: Zdeno Chara, the Boston Bruins player who shouldered Max Pacioretty of Montreal into a stanchion at the end of the players’ bench and seriously injured him, was not suspended by league disciplinary officials in the aftermath of the incident, and their decision was supported by N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman.
New York Times Dec 18, 2010 Wrestler Sees Legal Move; Prosecutor Sees Assault
QUOTE: used a maneuver informally known as a “butt drag” — which involves grabbing the haunch of an opponent to gain leverage — to roughly and intimately assault a smaller, younger wrestler on his team in retaliation for a supposed affront....accusations of both lax supervision by coaches and overzealousness by prosecutors. It has also cast an unwelcome pall on high school wrestling, and again raised questions about bullying in schools, particularly in the often macho arena of sports.
New York Times Apr 05, 2010 Case Will Test N.F.L. Teams’ Liability in Dementia
QUOTE: California’s workers’ compensation system provides a unique, and relatively unknown, haven for retired professional athletes among the 50 states, allowing hundreds of long-retired veterans each year to file claims for injuries sustained decades before. Players need not have played for California teams or be residents of the state; they had to participate in just one game in the state to be eligible to receive lifetime medical care for their injuries from the teams and their insurance carriers.
New York Times Jan 19, 2009 Player’s Death Revives Debate on Fighting in Hockey
QUOTE: Although common in professional hockey — the N.H.L. metes out five-minute major penalties to players who throw punches and an extra two-minute penalty for instigating a fight — fighting occurs much less frequently in international and amateur play. Fighting is also uncommon during the Stanley Cup playoffs, when the stakes are too high to squander a roster spot on a player whose main role is to fight.
New York Times Sep 08, 2008 Warning sign: Injury-filled week proves NFL should not add games
QUOTE: I have zero interest in the league tempting fate and adding another game or two to the regular season....I continue to be amazed that owners forget every year how pervasive injuries are.
Sports Illustrated (SI) Mar 10, 2008 Brutal Beating Death Brings Sumo's Dark Side to Light: Teen Trainee Sought to Quit Japan's National Sport
QUOTE: The death, the arrests and the measured response of the JSA have cast a cold light on the closed world of sumo, laying bare the bullying, brutality and hierarchical torment that are routine in the self-governed sport, which is 2,000 years old and has been a profitable professional endeavor for nearly four centuries.
Washington Post Jun 28, 2005 As Stakes Rise, More Parents Are Directing Rage at Coaches
QUOTE: For years, there has been a noticeable rise in sideline fights between parents... But youth sports experts are well aware of the trend toward a new category of confrontations - those between parents and coaches - and they point to one overriding factor as the cause.
New York Times Apr 16, 2005 Sheffield to Protest if He's Disciplined
QUOTE: ...a fan in the front row behind the right-field wall swiped Sheffield in the face...Sheffield gathered the ball and swung at the fan with his glove and his bare hand... Baseball's disciplinarian, Bob Watson, began an investigation Friday into the confrontation.
New York Times Apr 09, 2003 Fans may meet cost of hooligans
QUOTE: "The costs outside grounds are running into millions and the pressure is on to charge that against football clubs."
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Feb 02, 2003 England Battles Racism That Infests Soccer
QUOTE: Almost every country in Europe has racist signs, chants and even violence at soccer stadiums, particularly from rightist groups that single out blacks, Jews, Muslims or other ethnic groups.
New York Times Dec 18, 2001 In Cleveland, Empty Bottles and Hollow Leadership
QUOTE: [Carmen] Policy stopped short of totally condemning the guilty parties, which you would think should be in order since the people throwing projectiles were guilty of criminal behavior.
Washington Post May 06, 2001 New Rules for Soccer Parents: 1) No Yelling. 2) No Hitting Ref.
QUOTE: ...a rising tide of misbehavior at high school and youth sports, especially among adult spectators...."sideline rage."
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