NFL Commissioner Tagliabue Will Visit BC Law School

NFL Commissioner Tagliabue Will Visit BC Law School

National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue visits Boston College Law School on April 3 to present a lecture, "Professional Sports in the New Millennium," at 4 p.m. in Room 115 of the East Wing. Since Tagliabue succeeded Pete Rozelle as NFL commissioner in 1989, the league has expanded to 32 teams, operated under successive long-term labor agreements with the NFL Players Association, secured the largest television contracts in entertainment history and refocused efforts to develop public-private partnerships for new stadia across the country.

Tagliabue has presided over the reorganization of the league's management structure, adopted stringent policies on steroids and other drugs, and expanded the NFL's presence internationally. He initiated a series of rule changes in the mid-90's to speed up the game, ensure balance between offense and defense, and promote player safety.

"Mr. Tagliabue has been a leading figure in professional sports and the legal profession for many years," said LawSchool Dean John Garvey. "His success with the NFL is considerable. It is both an honor and an unusual pleasure to have him at Boston College, to share his experiences and expertise with our students."

-Law School Communications Manager Nathaniel Kenyon and Mark Sullivan


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