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Crash Davis In Court - Do Minor Leaguers Have Valid Steroids Claims?

Publication Date: 
September 02, 2008
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog
Ashby Jones

Professor William Gould's comments to ESPN columnist Rick Reilly are mentioned in a Wall Street Journal Law Blog post about a hypothetical situation in which a minor leaguer who didn't use steroids -- and whose steroid-using colleagues made it to the majors -- might pursue a legal remedy:

For help putting together his hypothetical complaint, Reilly checked in with Stanford labor-law professor William Gould. According to Gould, a class of disgruntled minor-leaguers would have to show 1) a correlation between steroid use and better performance; 2) that MLB turned a blind eye to steroid use; and 3) “Nonstatutory labor examption considerations.