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Is there anything more exciting than watching a great sports event? The grace and power; the extraordinary athleticism; the come-from-behind underdog; the competitive heart of great athletes. This class will not be about competition or setting records: it is about playing dirty to win. Playing dirty happens when an athlete, a coach, a team, or a team’sowners decide to win, no matter how, no matter the cost. Winning strategies include point-shaving, drugs, steroids, blood doping, gambling, racism, and sexism. Playing dirty invites covering-up drug use, weapons, domestic violence of intimate partners, sexual assault by team physicians; paternity issues and, finally, the corporate favorite: character assassination of whistle-blowers.

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