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February 26, 2005

A different question

The question being batted around the sports world the past couple of days is whether the suspension of Temple University basketball coach John Chaney is sufficient punishment for Chaney directing a goon on his team to hammer an opposing team's player, resulting in the player suffering a broken arm.

My question is different: How much will Chaney and Temple have to pay in money damages to the player? Looks to me that the liability phase of that civil case is a dead cinch winner for the injured player.

Update: Although I wouldn't want him sitting on the jury if I am representing the plaintiff, Greg Skidmore over at the Sports Law Blog has a nice analysis of the potential civil liability arising from Coach Chaney's actions. Also, Professor Palmer over at the Sports Economist is already thinking about potential damage calculations. Sounds like a budding expert witness on damages to me! ;^)

Posted by Tom at February 26, 2005 8:26 AM |


And I have a different question....

Why is the Goon in the Hall, but not Guy V?


Posted by: kevin whited at February 26, 2005 9:58 AM

Because "class" and the "Basketball Hall of Fame" have nothing to do with each other.

Posted by: Tom Kirkendall at February 26, 2005 10:44 AM

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