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  • CONFERENCE TACKLES THE ETHICAL ISSUES OF SPORTS

              The Int'l Conference on Ethical Issues in Sport
         continues in Tampa, FL.  On Wednesday, a two-hour panel
         examined the state of sports representation, and agent Tom
         Reich said, "Corruption is widespread and is a growth
         industry in and of itself.  The horse is out of the barn. 
         What is out there now is difficult to live with on a day-to-
         day basis."  AR Sports Founder Ray Anderson said that while
         agents are to blame for many transgressions, "reciprocal
         greedy behavior by athletes and their families is also
         common."  Anderson: "We had a client whose mother wanted two
         cars, and also wanted her other son on the payroll." 
         Anderson said he "fired the client" (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 5/21). 
         A panel yesterday discussed the issue of publicly funded
         sports facilities.  Bucs GM Rich McKay: "In our case we have
         one tangible benefit that is irrefutable and that's the
         Super Bowl.  I don't think anybody, even the economists,
         would argue that the direct impact ... will well exceed $200
         million" (Walter Lee Dozier, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 5/22).   
         
    

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