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Surveying sports

UGA’s Nathaniel Grow was quoted by ESPN in an article about the need for a regulatory agency for professional sports.

“Usually, if Congress gives someone a monopoly and hundreds of millions of dollars in public funding, you’d expect some ability to monitor how the business is being run,” said Grow, an assistant professor of legal studies at the Terry College of Business.

The article stated that when an institution or big business becomes too powerful, customers and/or rivals then sue under the Sherman Antitrust Act, which prevents collusion and anticompetitive behaviors. Grow said that act “doesn’t really work” on sporting leagues.