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On March 15, 2011, Indiana regulators fined the University of Notre Dame $77,500 for being at fault for the death of student Declan Sullivan, who perished in the fall of last year while he was filming football practice for his beloved Irish team. The actual figure that a place of employment can be fined is $70,000 - so yes, it hit the maximum. On a windy day, Declan Sullivan went up a tower to film the all-important practice in 50 MPH+ winds, and the tower toppled, killing the student. Sullivan himself knew it wasn't safe, telling his Twitter followers that he'd "guessed ...

Do Sports Stars Have a Right to Privacy?

By Alex Ferguson On December - 1 - 2009
Tiger Woods called his boat after the word. Sports stars all over the world say the word. Over and over again. Some fans think a star who is truculent to the media is a bit of an idiot, when doesn't he have a right to privacy? In fact, don't all sports stars have a right to privacy? YES Sports stars are human beings. True, they live in the human zoo called sports—and they came to the game to 'get famous' and then 'get paid,' but the bottom line is this: They are all human beings. And because they are human beings, we shouldn't be asking ...

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