The Extent Of Pro Athletes' Right To Privacy

By Ronika Carter (June 12, 2017, 2:50 PM EDT) -- The right to privacy is deeply rooted in American jurisprudence. Although a life in the spotlight has its fair share of advantages, it necessarily requires the abdication of some privacy rights as well. For invasion of privacy claims, public figures have always been held to a higher standard, as courts are reluctant to permit the selective acceptance of publicity after one has availed themselves of the public spotlight. However, public figures, such as professional athletes, are not completely without rights to privacy, and under certain circumstances, may successfully advance invasion of privacy claims.

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