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H.R. 7903 (96th): Sports Violence Act of 1980

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7/31/1980--Introduced. Sports Violence Act of 1980 - Amends the Federal criminal code to establish a maximum penalty of one year's imprisonment and/or a $5,000 fine for any player in a professional sports event who knowingly uses excessive physical force and causes risk of significant bodily injury to another person involved in such event.