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10-17-2012, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyerfan808 View Post
We're punishing teams for "breaking the law" before it was a law.
It's an actual thing called ex post facto laws. It's when a law is created and you try to get people who have "broken" the law prior to it being created (as well as other applications). In a sense making it "legal" to "punish" teams to be on the hook for entering into contracts greater than 5 years ("breaking" the 5 year limit) if the player retires regardless of the team they play for at the time of retirement would be a violation of rights/an ex post facto law since at the time there was no such rule in the CBA regardless of approval of the contracts.

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