Case Study Davies (2011) argues that the off-field indiscretions of professional athletes highlight the fact that a player’s off-field behavior has become a major consideration when it comes to their employment.

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Davies (2011) argues that the off-field indiscretions of professional athletes highlight the fact that a player’s off-field behavior has become a major consideration when it comes to their employment. There have been multiple cases both, in Australia and internationally, where athletes have had their contracts terminated or faced heavy sanctions, due to off-field conduct. On 26 January 2016 Mitchell Pearce, a player for the Sydney Roosters (National Rugby League Competition: NRL) was involved in an off-field incident which saw him involved in what came to be regarded as the “Australia Day drunken video scandal”, where he was seen simulating a lewd act with a dog. The player was stood down from all club duties and was subsequently fined $125K and suspended for 8 weeks. This sanction is reportedly the biggest financial punishment ever handed out in the NRL competition.
that brought the sport into disrepute, argue the case for either the importance of rehabilitation and education or sanctioning and discipline, when dealing with potential mental health-related issues. In your response focus on the following issues: 1. Outline the nature of the case, the behaviors displayed, and the potential mental health-related issues. 2. Discuss the sanction that was handed out to the player and outline whether you believe it to be a fair or harsh penalty and why. 3. If you were consulted on this case to develop and implement a rehabilitation plan, what would your plan be and why would this approach be a better option than the sanction that was determined and enforced?
References Davies, C. (2011). The international world of sport and the liability for off-field indiscretions. Bond Law Review, 23(1), 41-68. Retrieved from http://epublications.bond.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1414&context=blr Tomarchio, C. (2016). The world reacts to Mitchell Pearce’s dog act. Retrieved from http://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/world-reacts-to-mitchell-pearces-dog-act/newsstory/60e1653fd0b2ff0b0a326aafddf08627
Assessment Purpose:
The purpose of this assignment is to assess your ability to evaluate approaches and trends in the areas of discipline and rehabilitation in professional sport. Rarely a week goes by without some commentary on off-field behaviors and the sanction or disciplinary action that sports governing bodies enforce.
Debate has traditionally focussed on financial sanctions, as opposed to rehabilitation, and even though research is challenging this approach, financial sanctions are still prominent in disciplinary action.
Using both academic and popular literature, research:
? Off-field behaviors
? Trends in discipline management, and
? The importance of rehabilitation
Click on the hyperlinks to access the copy of a playing contract as well as a code of conduct (also available under the Assessment 1 information on the LMS portal), which specifies acceptable and unacceptable behavior. (this one is the first and second file attached in the email ).
Based on this case, which saw a professional athlete significantly sanctioned for behaviors that brought the sport into disrepute, argue the case for either the importance of rehabilitation and education or sanctioning and discipline, when dealing with potential mental health-related issues.
In your response focus on the following issues:
1. Outline the nature of the case, the behaviors displayed, and the potential mental health-related issues.
2. Discuss the sanction that was handed out to the player and outline whether you believe it to be a fair or harsh penalty and why.
3. If you were consulted on this case to develop and implement a rehabilitation plan, what would your plan be and why would this approach be a better option than the sanction that was determined and enforced?
You will use these documents in answering questions 2 and 3, of the case study. Your academic research needs to cover ‘latest thinking’ and journal articles need to have been published within the last 5 years.
For this assessment, you will be required to use a minimum of 5 journal articles.
Please do not forget the references and be short, objective, and clear.