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Game Faces: Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation

Sarah K. Fields


Sports figures cope with a level of celebrity once reserved for the stars of stage and screen. This book looks at the legal ramifications of the cases brought by six of them—golfer Tiger Woods, quarterback Joe Montana, college football coach Wally Butts, baseball pitchers Warren Spahn and Don Newcombe, and hockey enforcer Tony Twist—when faced with what they considered attacks on their privacy and image. Placing each case in its historical and legal context, the book examines how sports figures in the United States have used the law to regain control of their image. As the book shows, decision ... More

Keywords: sports figures, Tiger Woods, Joe Montana, Wally Butts, Warren Spahn, Don Newcombe, Tony Twist, privacy, defamation, right of publicity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040283
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040283.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah K. Fields, author
University of Colorado-Denver