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 Posted: Fri May 5th, 2017 01:14 am
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Sports super-agent Scott Boras doesn't think teams alone should be required to make punitive decisions when it comes to racist behavior in their ballparks.

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Boras is calling for Congressional intervention following a fan lobbing racist epithets at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones on Monday night at Fenway Park.

"Jackie Robinson carried the torch of our game as a spokesperson to help initiate Civil Rights legislation. This awareness needs to trigger legislation," Boras said.

To Boras, the punishment should go beyond being banned from the stadium. He feels using racist language to taunt players should be punishable by law.

"I think we’d get unanimity among legislators to create a bill that would put teeth into what teams could do with the license they are given. If you run on the field, that trespass gets you jail time and a criminal act. Why shouldn’t conduct of this nature get obviously a greater penalty because it has worse damages?"

This comes on the heels of Jones and his own agent, Nez Balelo of CAA, saying there needs to be a "zero tolerance" policy adopted to deter this behavior.