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Should courts look more closely at sports?

Updated: March 12, 2004, 3:23 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

Near the end of a lengthy press conference and conference call to discuss the penalty meted out to Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi for his sucker-punching of Colorado's Steve Moore, the NHL's top lawyer, Bill Daly, suggested that what fans saw Monday -- and, of course, saw over and over -- was not hockey and that Bertuzzi's suspension for the balance of the season, playoffs included, is proof of that.

"It's incumbent on us to send a message, and a strong message, that what happened ...

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