Taking Sports Seriously provides an iconoclastic, out-of-the-box look at the intersection of sports and law in contemporary America. This collection of essays offers an unflinching take on the salient legal issues from the world of sports, including player violence, fan injuries, free agency, player agents, drug testing, athletes as role models, gambling, and other hot-button topics. Each essay provides background information on the issue, poses the relevant problems provocatively, and presents surprising resolutions sure to generate reflection and discussion. Taking Sports Seriously is ideal as a reading companion to a course in sports law or sports management. Written in a fast-paced, accessible style that unpacks jargon, this book brings sophisticated legal analysis to bear on the problems of sports.