Stranger than fiction: Sports and law

The Barry Bonds case, the NFL lockout and FIFA make for a wacky world

Originally Published: June 2, 2011
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

It's a mixed-up, shook-up sports world. At least, that's the way the sports world looks from our Courtside Seat. And the weirdness has never been more apparent than recently. Lawyers previously at each other's courtroom throats maybe making nice in the way of a settlement? Legal lockout propaganda that defies belief? Corruption that may know no bounds? Wow. Just … wow. Today, we start with …

No more Mr. Not-Nice Guys

Consider, please, these two recent surprises:

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