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Professional athletes

Author: Margaret Haerens
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title addresses various issues related to professional athletes, including their role in society; policies regarding performance-enhancing drugs; whether athletes' free expression should be limited; and other controversies surrounding athletes, such as gambling problems and high salaries. The Opposing Viewpoints series seeks to explore the varying opinions in a balanced pros/cons debate. It attempts to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Haerens
ISBN: 9780737760682 0737760680 9780737760699 0737760699
OCLC Number: 826458585
Description: 206 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is the role of professional athletes in society? Professional athletes are role models / Richard Lowe ; Professional athletes are not role models / Raina Kelley ; Professional athletes are drawn to politics / J. Patrick Dobel ; Professional athletes should not become politicians / Robert Lipsyte. How should pro sports treat performance-enhancing drugs and injuries? Professional athletes should be allowed to use steroids / Charles Leroux ; Cheaters do prosper / Reed Albergotti ; Professional sports organizations have a responsibility to safeguard the health of players / Jed Hughes ; Examining death of Denver Broncos' Kenny McKinley / Jon Wertheim ; Is pro football too dangerous? / Stu Durando ; Some NFL players still willing to hide concussions / Howard Fendrich. Should limitations be placed on athletes' free expression? Professional athletes and managers have the right to voice controversial opinions / Nsenga K. Burton ; Professional athletes should refrain from expressing controversial opinions / Cathal Kelly ; The free expression of athletes is curbed when it interferes with profits / Bethlehem Shoals ; Professional athletes should not be criticized for public religious expression / Samuel Coffin ; Professional athletes should not engage in excessive religious expression / Jonathan Zimmerman ; Social media can be beneficial for professional athletes / Lisa Lewis ; Social media can be dangerous for professional athletes / Thomas van Schaik. What are some controversies surrounding professional athletes? Gambling is a problem for professional athletes / Arnie Wexler ; Gambling is not a problem for professional athletes / Brad Parks ; Professional athletes need better financial education / Russ Wiles ; Professional athletes are overpaid / Dan K. Thomasson ; Professional athletes who commit crimes receive preferential treatment / RMuse ; Professional sports leadership encourages criminality among athletes / Holly Hughes.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Margaret Haerens and Lynn M. Zott, book editors.

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This title addresses various issues related to professional athletes, including their role in society; policies regarding performance-enhancing drugs; whether athletes' free expression should be limited; and other controversies surrounding athletes, such as gambling problems and high salaries. The Opposing Viewpoints series seeks to explore the varying opinions in a balanced pros/cons debate. It attempts to encourage critical thinking and issue awareness by providing opposing views on contentious issues.

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