Why Aren’t On-Field Sports Brawls Considered Assault or Battery?

Why Aren’t On-Field Sports Brawls Considered Assault or Battery?

On-field brawls aren’t uncommon in professional or amateur sports. Football players take a few swings, baseball players charge the mound, and even hockey players throw down the gloves. Players are ejected and some suspended. While it’s certainly an expensive punishment for the players involved, it’s not exactly the same treatment anyone on a public street would be given.