THREE MAIN ARGUMENTS
- Intentionally injuring another person is considered assault anywhere else why not in sports
- Athletes are not above the law
- All athletes are role models
THESIS STATEMENT TO BE PROVEN
Intentionally injuring another player while taking place in a sport at the professional level should be treated as a criminal offence because all athletes are role models to aspiring athletes and they are not above the law, as well, intentionally injuring another person is seen as assault outside the sports world and therefore should be seen as assault within it.
BODY OF ESSAY (MINMUM OF THREE PARAGRAPHS)
TOPIC SENTENCE FOR ARGUMENT #1
Intentionally injuring another person is considered assault anywhere else why not in sports.
If someone outside the sporting world were to intentionally kick someone in the back of their leg they would most likely be charged with assault causing bodily harm if the complainant presses charges. In the NBA or any other sporting place the most there would be is a fine and a suspension from a game.
http://deadspin.com/sports/nba/carmelo-anthony-sticks-and-moves-really-really-far-away-222414.php in this game Carmelo Anthony absolutely destroys the other player with a crunching right hook and all Anthony received was a couple days suspension.
Another player in the NBA clearly assaults a spectator in the stands and gets away with one charge of one assault count for knocking around a fan, the fan however gets TWO counts of assault for throwing a cup of beer? http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,938084,00.html
Stars should not be treated differently but is still happens and shown here.
During a fight between two people both people would be charged with assault causing bodily harm, but if a fight happens within a sport the sports star usually has a couple game suspension.
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,938084,00.html during this fight between the Detroit shock and...