Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

Date Information

May 2019

Department

Accounting and Finance

First Advisor

Hongtao Gao

Abstract

This thesis focuses on the contracts given out in baseball and football, by ownership, to their respective players. It delves into the specifics and loopholes of said contracts. The MLB Players Association (players that fight for their rights) has never been better whereas the NFLPA has never been worse. Issues ranging from the length of playing career in each sport, the guarantees in contracts, and how the players are treated physically and socially is examined. It is clear that NFL implementing the MLB’s contract structure would be most beneficial to their respective players. All contracts in such a violent sport should be fully guaranteed in regards to injuries. Furthermore, the NFL needs to mirror the MLB’s ethical practices in order to be a fair and just league.

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