Saturday, February 18, 2012

A higher-profile fan ejection

Deadspin reports  that former NBA and North Carolina State star Tom Gugliotta was ejected from his courtside seats during today's N.C. State loss to Florida State. The piece links to several of my past posts on cheering speech (Sports Law Blog gets results!). N.C. State is a public school, although I am not sure of the status of the off-campus RBC Center in which the Wolfpack plays (the piece describes it as a public corporation, although I'm not sure what that means).

Since ejecting a former NBA star and one of the better players in State's history is going to get more attention than ejecting a snotty 20-year-old undergrad, it will be interesting to see if and how this plays out.