Freedom of Speech and Expression in Sports: The balance between the rights of the individual and the best interests of sport
by Ethan Yale Bordman
- Free speech and expression in sports have gone hand in hand since the inception of sports itself.
- Impositions on athletes’ speech affect performance both on and off the ﬁ eld.
- People involved in all levels of sport must be treated equally. If one segment is muzzled inappropriately, others ultimately will suffer.