The NFL’s too chicken to sue The New York Times – but keeps squawking about it
The Daily Beast - 03/30/2016
But unless the league wants all of its concussion dirt spilled to the paper of record, legal experts predict there’s little chance the NFL is really going to sue The New York Times. If they did, it would open the league to a pre-trial procedure called discovery, effectively exposing any pertinent concussion-related documents in the league’s files to the lawyers for one of America’s greatest journalism institutions.
“I’d be very, very surprised if they sue,” said Northeastern Law School professor Roger Abrams, who specializes in sports law. “It would open them up to discovery—then who knows what’s in there? It’s likely none of it will prove good for the NFL.”