Freedom of Speech in Sports: There is No “I” in Team Sport: Does being a team player compromise individual free-speech rights?
by Ethan Bordman
“Can’t you use a lewd term in America if you want?”1
John Rocker, the famously outspoken former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, has become a central ﬁgure in an ongoing debate about freedom of speech and expression in sports. He asked this question as a challenge to a disciplinary action taken against Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen by baseball commissioner Bud Selig…