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After hazing on his team came to light last fall, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross LLM ’66 approached Dean Trevor Morrison, Professor Troy McKenzie ’00, and University Professor Arthur Miller to discuss ways to increase civility in sports. The NYU Sports and Society Program, led by Miller, issued a white paper, held an anti-bullying summit, and commissioned research firm Ipsos to conduct a survey of more than 1,000 Americans, ages 13 to 54, that produced interesting insights into public perception of bullying in youth sports.

17% bullied someone

36% were bullied in a sports setting

52% admitted to not stopping someone from bullying another while playing or coaching a sport

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