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The influx of lawyers into sport continues. We are all becoming familiar with the concept of the “football dad”, whereby a parent pushes his child to play better, abuses referees and berates the coach. All of this is in the hope that his child will achieve sporting success and perhaps a lucrative future professional career. This becomes all the more tempting when teenagers are signed for professional US teams, with sign on fees in excess of $US 1 million. In the case of some sports like NBA basketball, sign on fees from collegiate players are measured in the tens of millions of dollars.
With such huge financial …