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University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

1990

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Reforming The Ncaa Drug-Testing Program To Withstand State Constitutional Scrutiny: An Analysis And Proposal, Thomas P. Simon Oct 1990

Reforming The Ncaa Drug-Testing Program To Withstand State Constitutional Scrutiny: An Analysis And Proposal, Thomas P. Simon

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Shortly after year-round testing went into effect, the California Court of Appeal held that the NCAA's original drug testing program violated a student-athlete's right of privacy as protected by the California Constitution. This Note examines the impact of that decision and attempts to design a program that will withstand state constitutional scrutiny. Part I describes the current NCAA drug-testing program. Part II looks at the fourth amendment argument against drug testing of student-athletes. Part III assesses the viability of a federal constitutional attack on NCAA testing, while Part IV discusses a state constitutional challenge. Finally, Part V proposes ...