Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Accounting and Finance
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.
Petrocelli, Neil, "Numbers Never Lie, And Baseball Is The True Class Of Professional Sports" (2019). Honors Theses. 236.