Contribution to Book
Athletes as Television Celebrities: Why We Watch; How They Benefit; Must They Be ResponsibleReversing Field: Examining Commercialization, Labor, Gender, and Race in 21st Century Sports Law
EditorAndre Douglas, Pond Cummings, Anne Marie Lofaso
DescriptionThis chapter addresses a number of issues associated with athletes acquiring celebrity status based on their television performances. It first discusses what draws the public to watch sports on television and follow the lives of athletes. Second, this chapter highlights the benefits and burdens that athletes receive and endure from the public participation in their sports as observers on the field and off. This section will also highlight athletes rights to privacy and to publicity. Finally, this chapter addresses the responsibility of athletes, both amateur and professional, to behave in a responsible manner both on and off the court.
PublisherWest Virginia University Press
Citation InformationSherri Burr. "Athletes as Television Celebrities: Why We Watch; How They Benefit; Must They Be Responsible" St. PaulReversing Field: Examining Commercialization, Labor, Gender, and Race in 21st Century Sports Law (2010)
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