In sports, as in life, pushing limits of rules is common
Boston Globe - 01/22/2015
There is no shortage of stories related to efforts by players and teams to gain a competitive advantage by manipulating equipment or uniforms. To varying degrees, the practice is found across all four of the major sports, and certainly in many others as well.
“The concept of pushing the envelope in one way or another that might be considered cheating, or that is considered cheating, isn’t foreign to any league,” said Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for Sport in Society at Northeastern University. “It isn’t foreign to just about any venue or piece of our society.”