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Newsday, Jeff Yates

A Newsday story about legal ramifications for fights during hockey games quoted criminal law professor Jeff Yates.

“The idea is that you use discretion and only go after the egregious acts. I don’t want to sound like I’m trying to kill sports, but I find it hard to believe that someone will say you’re picking on a guy who hit someone over the head with a stick. This is about keeping sports vigorous and safe,” he said. “A prosecutor who takes this on is really going into a minefield, politically and legally.”