Matt_T83 Posted July 18, 2015 Share Posted July 18, 2015 While not specifically relating to sports contracts (yet), the United States has 'selective enforcement' laws that make it technically illegal to deal with two people in very different manners for similar crimes. I feel that these selective enforcement rules will come into play with sports eventually. We all know the dirtbag LA Kings recently terminated Mike Richards' contract, and while I don't really like Richards., I feel this is a dirty, underhanded move. This was supposedly due to Richards bringing oxy across the US-Canada border. Within the Kings organization, this is clearly selective enforcement, as Jared Stoll (cocaine) and Slava Voynov (domestic abuse) both clearly violated the LA Kings' morality clauses as well. In fact, we have zero evidence that Richards did anything wrong, but clear evidence that Stoll and Voynov did. By terminating certain players under the morality clause, but not others, the LA Kings are clearly selectively enforcing their rules, which is illegal. And by condoning this termination, the NHL has become a party to this as well. Essentially, if the NHL doesn't terminate the contracts of any single player ever shown to violate any morality clause, they are breaking the law. I'm VERY curious to see how this plays out in court. I hope Richards get his full buyout, and the NHL gets slapped in the face. I didn't expect Bettman to be so stupid and go along with this termination. He really is an idiot. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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