No one brought more grace to his work than the former heavyweight champion of the world, Muhammad Ali. Yet in 1967, in the wake of his arrest for refusing to be inducted into the military, Ali was suspended from boxing. Later, after he was convicted, the New York State Athletic Commission cited the conviction as the basis for its refusal to renew his license to box (and thus work) in New York.
"Lawyers Matter, Policy Matters: How One Small Not-for-Profit Combats Discrimination Against Ex-Offenders, People in Recovery, and People with AIDS,"
Yale Law & Policy Review: Vol. 17
, Article 15.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol17/iss1/15