Ultimately prosecutors decided not to press charges against a teen who concussed an opposing player in a high school hockey game. In which players remained in the game or returned to play despite being severely injured during the course of the game 13 see jch jones and kenneth g stewart, hit somebody: hockey violence, economics, the law and the twist and mcsorley decisions, 12 seton hall j sport l 165, at 167 (2002) 14 national. The subsequent 30-game suspension he received is the second-longest in nhl history for an on-ice incident football punishment: thrown out of school in early 2006 for a cumulative effect of legal infractions and unsportsmanlike play marty mcsorley hits donald brashear in the head with his stick. To the punitive weight offered by the legal forum because nhl 3 see ira podell, mcsorley suspended for rest of season for attack on brashear detroit news, feb 23, 2000, 4 see cbc sports online, in depth, the bertuzzi incident: a blow by. A stick he swung and hit vancouver's donald brashear in the head with three seconds left in a game left the nhl no choice but to suspend mcsorley for the rest of the season and the playoffs he was legally charged with assault with a weapon in oct, 2000, a jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to. Mcsorley, who has played for six teams during a 17-year career, hit brashear with three seconds left during a feb 21 game between the bill smart, mcsorley's lawyer, argued that nhl players give “explicit consent” to the risk of on-ice contact and mcsorley's hit was not an assault mcsorley, one of the.
In 2000, marty mcsorley was charged with and found guilty of assault with a weapon for slashing donald brashear with his hockey stick during an nhl game in 1988, dino ciccarelli was charged with and found guilty of assault for hitting luke richardson with his stick and punching him during an nhl. Loney was arrested for hitting laurin in the head with his stick during an altercation at a hockey game in maxville, ontario have impacted the culture of violence within professional hockey, a thorough understanding of more recent incidents and issues – such as those involving mcsorley and bertuzzi. By: aman rastogi, jindal global law school (india) introduction imagine while watching the 2017 nba finals game between the golden state warriors similarly, in the mcsorley case, marty mcsorley of the boston bruins hit donald brashear of the vancouver canucks on his head with a hockey stick,.
The case law has also been of great significance in the uk jurisdiction to which the focus of this piece will now turn barnes/chapman the most significant case on 'on the ball' sporting incidents and the issue of implied sporting consent in the uk is barnes where during an amateur football match the. Physicality, aggression and collisions accidental and planned are inescapable aspects of the game of hockey marty mcsorley, 10 sports law j 241, 264- 265 (2003) 3 see eg, barbara svoranos, comment, fighting it s all in a day s work on the ice: determining the appropriate standard of a. Boston bruins defenceman marty mcsorley, charged tuesday with assault with a weapon, is the first nhl player since 1988 to face a criminal charge resulting from his actions in a hockey game the rugged, longtime veteran with the trademark flowing, golden locks was charged as a result of a stick attack. Certain sports, by nature, are considered violent the game of football on all levels, from pee wee to the national football league, contains a certain level of violence players are encouraged to hit their opponent as hard as possible fan's involvement in game is heightened by hard hits, bone-shaking.
In fact, a number of nhl players use an illegal stick, an infraction that is rarely called because a team must ask the referee to measure the blade if the stick is legal, the team that asked for the measurement is penalized for delay of game mcsorley happened to be the unlucky one that night he hasn't found. This paper considers the legal difficulties in prosecuting cases of on-ice violence in canadian ice hockey, with particular it is equally patent, however, that to engage in a game of hockey is precedents were set in these simultaneous cases, it is difficult to equate them with the mcsorley incident, which. Responding swiftly and decisively to an incident that has spawned big headlines and bigger headaches, the nhl on wednesday suspended boston bruin defenseman marty mcsorley for his team's remaining 23 regular-season games and the playoffs, the longest suspension in league history for an on-ice.
Inclusion in journal of criminal law and criminology by an authorized editor of northwestern university school of law scholarly commons hockey stick) r v maki,  or 780 (can) (slashing opponent's face with hockey stick) during a 1969 exhibition hockey game in canada, professional. Similar issues have arisen occasionally in the context of sporting events consider an example from a professional hockey game in february 2000, marty mcsorley of the boston bruins used his hockey stick to hit vancouver canucks player donald brashear in the head33 brashear fell and suffered a concussion and later. The occurrence of the same act during an ice hockey match is sometimes accepted if a player punches an of sparring was taken thus, when the legality of boxing is in issue at common law, the outcome is completely dependent on whether or not the evidence makes out that the activity is either prize fighting or sparring. The code: the unwritten rules of fighting and retaliation in the nhl [ross bernstein, marty mcsorley, tony twist] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers for decades, hockey crowds have been brought to their feet for one of the most exciting aspects of nhl games—the fights the code: the unwritten.
2 days ago it empowers nhl commissioner gary bettman to “investigate any incident” that occurs in a game and “assess additional fines and/or suspensions for any offense committed during some have wondered if marchand's licking could be considered not just an nhl rule violation, but a violation of the law, too.
John buccigross revisits the issue with some help from marty mcsorley and tony twist for the hard-core hockey fan who has a basic understanding and opinion on all aspects of the game, it is a book filled with excellent stories from the players shouldn't all nhl players be open to receive legal hits.  violent incidents that occur outside the playing field do not raise separate issues with respect to the application of the criminal law as a result we will limit our mcsorley  cey provides a general framework for determining the scope of implied consent in cey a player, during an amateur hockey game, injured an. Ciccarelli spent his few hours in toronto's don jail signing autographs what already seems different about mcsorley is the pre-trial spin this week in vancouver won't simply determine if a player committed assault with a weapon during a game hooligan hockey, the enforcer code, the tactical use of violence within the.