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Game-Day Gangsters

Crime and Deviance in Canadian Football

In Game-Day Gangsters, Fogel argues for a review of the systems by which Canadian football is governed and analyzes the reforms proposed by football leagues and by players. Juxtaposing material from interviews with football players and administrators and from media files and legal cases, he explores the discrepancies between the players’ own experiences and the institutional handling of disciplinary matters in junior, university, and professional football leagues across the country.

144 pages


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements- vii

Abbreviations- ix

Legal Cases Cited- xi

CHAPTER 1- Discerning Consent in Canadian Sport- 1

CHAPTER 2- A Brotherhood of Violence and Mutilation- 31

CHAPTER 3- Hazing in the Aftermath of McGill’s Mr. Broomstick- 57

CHAPTER 4- Athletes in the Era of Performance-Enhancing Drugs- 79

CHAPTER 5- Arenas of Toleration in Canadian Football- 97

CHAPTER 6- Constrained Consent on the Gridiron- 121

CHAPTER 7- Implications of this Research- 139

List of Interviews- 146

References- 149

Index- 157

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