Understanding the legal aspects of Chicago’s recent high-profile sports star allegations

Understanding the legal aspects of Chicago’s recent high-profile sports star allegations
Understanding the legal aspects of Chicago’s recent high-profile sports star allegations

Understanding the legal aspects of Chicago’s recent high-profile sports star allegations

There’s a scene from the movie Men in Black where the Tommy Lee Jones character stops at a newsstand and starts buying up all the tabloids. He tells his partner that’s where the real important stories are. That played out in real life when the National Enquirer became the first publication to report on sports star OJ Simpson’s domestic violence incidents with his then wife Nicole Simpson. Of course we all know what unfolded later. So how has sports reporting changed since then when it comes to news made by athletes off the field? We thought we’d talk about that today in light of the recent sexual assault allegations against two of Chicago’s biggest stars. So far, neither Bulls point guard Derrick Rose nor Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane have been charged with any wrongdoing. Joining us to break down the details of the allegations and how they’ve been covered is ESPN.com senior writer and legal analyst Lester Munson and WBEZ’s Cheryl Raye Stout.(AP/File)