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Sports and Antitrust Law
Reviews U.S. antitrust laws and how these laws can apply to the ability or inability of a person who wants to begin a professional football career.
# 54252 | 4,271 words | 14 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 19, 2004 in Law (General) , Sport (General)

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This paper reviews a court case brought against the National Football League (NFL) by a player arguing that NFL rules regarding eligibility to enter the league are conspiratorial against his ability to earn a living. The paper explains, in detail, the history and purpose of antitrust laws and the logic behind the judge's decision in the case, which declared that the NFL is indeed in violation of antitrust legislation because of the qualifications it required of players to enter the game. The paper also presents the legal position of the NFL and, in the conclusion, offers reasons why the author agrees with their position as well.

Research Problem Statement
Is the National Football League's Requirements to Enter the Draft a
Violation of Antitrust Law? If So Why? Why Does the NFL Think It Is Not a Violation?

Defining the Antitrust Legislation
Sherman Antitrust Legislation
Clayton Antitrust amendment
Presidential Support
The Maurice Clarett Case
The NFL's Position
The Effect on the Game
Judge Scheinin's Decision
Literature Review
Definition of Terms
Sherman Anti-Trust Act
Clayton Act
Basis of Judge Shira Scheinin's Decision
Other Cases
Haywood vs. National Basketball Association, 401 U.S. 1204 (1971)
Impact of Case on the League
Players Straight out of High School who Have Been Successful
Kobe Bryant
Labron James
Unsuccessful Players
The Risk to the Kids who Leave Early
Will an 18 Year Old Be Physically Tough Enough
Summary and Conclusion

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