What’s Next for Player Discipline?
Irwin Kishner participated in a SportsBusiness Journal Q&A about disciplining athletes in the age of social media and increased public scrutiny. Among other issues, Irwin opined on how leagues may approach the discipline issue in the future. "I think we'll see increased suspension times, more fines and more expensive fines, and more of an ability by coaches, managers and front offices to implement policies and regulate negative behavior," Kishner said. "I also think the leagues will be looking more to outside experts, including economists and behavioral scientists, to develop strategies for influencing player behavior that are in accord with the ideals of the league."