I’m studying for my Business Law class and need an explanation.
You will read “Sports & Entertainment – Endorsement Contracts” of your textbook. Should “morals clauses” be a part of an athlete’s endorsement contract? What are the views of the athletes and of the companies? Who should decide if or when the contract should be terminated for violations? Can the courts be utilized controversies over whether a “morals clause” has been violated? What is a condition and is the occurrence of a morals clause violation a condition precedent or a condition subsequent? What are the potential problems if there is no such clause in an endorsement contract? Should repetition of previous poor behavior of the athlete affect the decision whether a termination is appropriate, with the thought that the company accepted that behavior before entering into the contract?