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15 Cardozo Pub. L. Pol'y & Ethics J. 177 (2016-2017)
Social Anxiety Disorder and the Americans with Disabilities Act's Impact on a Professional Athlete's Media Obligations

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     SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER AND THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT'S IMPACT
    ON   A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE'S MEDIA
                    OBLIGATIONS


                       Matthew Gollub

INTRODUCTION.................................................     177
I. THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT......................181
     A. History and Overview       ....................................181
     B. Title I: Employment.      .......................    ......184
     C. ADA  Applied in Case Law ..................  ......187
II. ADA APPLIED TO MENTAL ILLNESS          ................ ...........189
     A. Social Anxiety Disorder: A Qualified Disability Under
         AD A                 .......            .............. 192
III. NFL's MEDIA POLICY: OVERVIEW AND CONTROVERSY................194
     A. NFL Media Policy Compared to Other Major Sports
         Associations   ..................................195
     B. Media Policy Controversy     ...................     ......197
IV. ADA's APPLICATION TO A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE - A
     SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER CLAIM........      ..... .......198
     A. Disability.    ..................................... 199
     B. Covered Entity..........................     ....... 200
     C. Qualified Individual  ........................   ..... 201
V. POTENTIAL REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION       ...................202
     A. Alternative Media..       .................................. 203
     B. Social Media as a Substitute for Traditional Media................204
CONCLUSION           ....................................... 206


                       INTRODUCTION

    Every year, approximately one out of every five adults in the U.S.
experience a mental illness.' Of particular note, social anxiety affects



   1 Mental Health By the Numbers, NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS,
https:/ /www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers (last visited Jan. 26, 2016)
(citation omitted).


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