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03-07-2013, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by JLP View Post
If the cause of death was determined to be brain trauma from the fight, I think it would end the NHL's condoning of fighting.

For example a challenge might be directed at the CBC and other broadcasters, there are restrictions regarding content that includes violence, language and nudity, right now fighting gets through under a sports and news programming exemption -- that could be removed.

I'm not a lawyer but I think if it were argued that the NHL is purposely including bare knuckle fighting (illegal in most jurisdictions) in its product then a judge could rule that these fights have to be blacked out on TV, or the games can only be shown after a certain hour at night etc.
Those are very interesting thoughts! Thanks for posting them.

Craig Wallace

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