Assault and battery
...Assault and battery in sports The intentional torts of assault and battery are widely spread in sports. According to Glover, W. and Glover Jr., W.H.(2009, p.50) “An assault is a willful attempt or willful threat to inflict injury upon another person…A battery is the actual intentional physical contact.”1However, there are types of sports which do actually require a certain degree of violence, like boxing or other fighting sports. Nevertheless, the other types of sports, like basketball, baseball or football do not focus on violence. Therefore, it often happens that unnecessary violent behavior in sports is subject to criminal law. However,...