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Off his rocker: sports discipline and labor arbitration
School of Law Faculty Publications (2001)
  • Roger I. Abrams
Abstract

In this article, the author analyzes the labor arbitration of Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker whose interview in Sports Illustrated had caused quite a stir in Major League baseball. Rocker had expressed his personal distain for all minorities and “unusual” people who might ride the number 7 subway train to Shea Stadium in New York City. The Commissioner’s suspension of Rocker was substantially modified by the permanent arbitrator and Professor Abrams explains the basis for the award and how it fits into the established jurisprudence under collective bargaining agreements.

Keywords
  • John Rocker,
  • Atlanta Braves,
  • interview,
  • Sports Illustrated,
  • collective bargaining,
  • minorities
Disciplines
Publication Date
April 1, 2001
Publisher Statement

Originally published in Marquette Sports Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 167-174, Spring 2001. Copyright Marquette University Law School.

Citation Information
Marquette Sports Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 167-174, Spring 2001.