Press: Wrestler Libelled

Of all professional sport performers none receives less respect from the Press than the wrestler. Sportwriters think nothing of calling wrestlers stupid, shady, corrupt. But any who might have assumed that a wrestler could not be libelled learned the contrary last fortnight when famed Stanislaus Zbyszko was awarded damages from Hearst's New York American.

Stanislaus Zbyszko's reviler was not the American's sports page, but the Sunday supplement American Weekly. One Sunday four years ago it presented a double-page feature headlined "How Science Proves Its Theory of Evolution." Dominating the spread was a...

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