May 27

The Blitz – Memorial Day Weekend Edition

⚖️Litigation Lane:

NFL Concussion Settlement

NFL Concussion Litigation (Claims Against Riddell):

Adrian Robinson vs. NFL, Riddell

NFL vs. Insurers

NFL Cheerleader Wage Lawsuit


Strikes for Kids vs. NFL


Super Bowl XLV Ticket Lawsuit

NHL Concussion Injury Litigation

Insurers vs. NCAA


Ploetz vs. NCAA


Jane Doe vs. Derrick Rose

👮Crime Blotter:

Joe McKnight Death:


Michael Bennett (no not THAT Michael Bennett)

 💡Concussion Discussion:


✊🏾Athlete Activism:


🏈NFL Sidelines:

🏀NBA Hoops:


🏒NHL Breakaways:


📓NCAA Notebook:


🎲The Scoop on Sports Betting:

Solicitor General Recommends Not Hearing NJ Sports Betting Case to SCOTUS 

GAME Act


Derby Wars

🖇This & That:

May 25

The Blitz 5/25/17 – 5/26/17

⚖️Litigation Lane:

NFL Concussion Litigation (Claims Against Riddell):


Adrian Robinson vs. NFL, Riddell

Strikes for Kids vs. NFL


NHL Concussion Injury Litigation


Super Bowl XLV Ticket Litigation


Insurers vs. NCAA


Jah Reid vs UCF

👮Crime Blotter:

Joe McKnight Death:

Matt Elam


Lanard Fournette


O.J. Simpson


💡Concussion Discussion:


🌡Player Health & Safety:

🏈NFL Sidelines:


📓NCAA Notebook:

🎲The Scoop on Sports Betting:

Solicitor General Recommends Not Hearing NJ Sports Betting Case to SCOTUS 


Congressional Committee Unveils Legislation Proposing Repeal of PASPA


Derby Wars


East Coast Gaming Conference


🖇This & That:

May 23

The Blitz 5/23/17

⚖️Litigation Lane:

Adrian Robinson Jr. wrongful CTE death lawsuit vs. NFL, Riddell

NFL Concussion Settlement

Jah Reid vs. UCF

Cheerleading Litigation


👮Crime Blotter:

O.J. Simpson:


Darrelle Revis

💡Concussion Discussion:


🌡Player Health & Safety:

✊🏾Athlete Activism:


🏈NFL Sidelines:

🎲The Scoop on Sports Betting:

🖇This & That:

May 20

The Blitz Weekend Edition 5/20/17

⚖️Litigation Lane:

NFL Painkiller Lawsuits

Adrian Robinson vs. NFL, Riddell

If you’re interested in the depths of which the NFL will dive in order to promote its brand and increase profit at any cost, you should read this lawsuit in its entirety.


Art DeCarlo vs. NFL


Nyeem Wartman-White vs. International Specialty Insurance Co. (underwriter for Lloyd’s of London)


Conan O’Brien

Baylor


Jah Reid vs. University of Central Florida


Vijay Singh v. the PGA Tour


👮Crime Blotter:

Michael Floyd


Gerald McCoy Burglary


💡Concussion Discussion


🌿Cannabis Conversation:


🌡Health & Safety:

🏈NFL Sidelines:


⚾️MLB Strikes:


🏀NBA Hoops:


✊🏾Athlete Activism:


🎲The Scoop on Sports Betting:

🖇This & That:

😃And a bit of the good…

May 18

The Blitz 5/18/17

⚖️Litigation Lane:

New Baylor Title IX Lawsuit:


Unrelated to the lawsuit, but ideas to prevent sexual assault in athletics and prevent the need of future similar suits:

NFL Painkiller Lawsuit:

NHL Concussion Injury Litigation:

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau et al. v. RD Legal Funding:

Strikes for Kids vs. NFL:

Minor League Baseball Minimum Wage Lawsuit

WWE Concussion Lawsuit:

Deppe vs. NCAA


Dawson vs. NCAA


Art DeCarlo vs. NFL


Kimberly Archie vs. Pop Warner, USA Football


Morris et al vs. Rutgers-Newark


Leonard Marshall v. Mustafa Bhatti


Moses Malone Jr. vs. James Harden


👮Crime Blotter:

Aaron Hernandez


Jourdan Lewis

Adam Pacman Jones


Patrick Mahomes


💉Painkiller Pandemonium:


🌿Cannabis Conversation:


💡Concussion Discussion:

🏈NFL Sidelines:

Harvard Player Health Study


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🏀NBA Hoops:


✊🏾Athlete Activism:


🎲The Scoop on Sports Betting:

May 15

The Blitz 5/15/17

⚖️Litigation Lane:

Art DeCarlo vs. NFL

OHL Minimum Wage Litigation


Dominique Easley Dog Bite Lawsuit

Joyce Li vs. ISE


👮Crime Blotter:

Henry Stuckey

Another sad instance of brain injury taking its toll.


Rolando McClain


💡Concussion Discussion:


While all improvements are welcome and needed, I have to ask if any helmet can protect against the brain’s impact against the skull?  Still technologies that can minimize or mitigate risk are important.


✊🏾Athlete Activism:


🎲The Scoop on Sports Betting:


🏈NFL Sidelines:


📓NCAA Notebook:


🖇This & That:

May 12

The Blitz – Weekend Edition 5/12/17

🌺🌺In honor of Mother’s Day🌺🌺

“My Mom, My Hero” by David Nelson – NFL, retired

More on David:

NFL Mom Annie Apple on domestic violence, college football, doing the right thing & more

⚖️Litigation Lane:

Titans’ Tajae Sharpe & Sebastian Tretola

Art DeCarlo vs. NFL


NFL Painkiller Lawsuits and NFLPA Grievance


My initial story on the NFLPA grievance:

NHL Concussion Injury Litigation

Raiders’ Cheerleader Minimum Wage Lawsuit

Aaron Hernandez


Lorenzo Breland vs. Arena Football

USA Gymnastics


👮Crime Blotter:

Mike Scott


Robby Anderson

💡Concussion Discussion:


🌡Health & Safety:

Important message from Drew Brees. Heat stroke can affect an athlete in any sport and is especially dangerous at the high school level because in part of a shortage of athletic trainers who are trained to recognize and immediately address the symptoms. For this reason it is a leading killer of athletes at the high school level.

🌿Cannabis Conversation:

🏈NFL Sidelines:

Colin Kaepernick

Tim Kawakami’s Mercury News article sorts through the misinformation campaigns and points to an unofficial black balling of the quarterback.  Kawakami cuts through the myths and zero’s in on the facts.

Michael McCann examines Kaepernick’s limited legal options.


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Dwight Harrison’s case is only atypical in that he received benefits for a time.


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🎲The Scoop on Sports Betting:

If you’re following the NFL’s sports betting hypocrisy, and wondering how their words and actions might collide, Daniel Wallach’s trilogy is essential reading.

🖇This & That:

May 09

The Blitz 5/10/17

⚖️NFLPA Painkiller Grievance against NFL and 32 Member Clubs:

I discovered this during my evening “docket dig” yesterday, and published my article in the wee hours of the morning. It was nice to see that a number of media outlets picked up on the story.


I especially like articles by Rick Maese and Michael Hurley.

No one has a way with words quite like Sally Jenkins. She has a few choice ones for the NFL. I hope you’ll read them.

⚡️Aaron Hernandez Murder Conviction Vacated:


Extremely informative and insightful. Highly recommended listening!


⚖️Litigation Lane:

NHL Concussion Injury Litigation

NFL Concussion Settlement

Lane Johnson vs. NFLPA, NFL


Helmet Maker Lawsuits


DeMeco Ryans


👮Crime Blotter:

Mike Scott


Michael Oher


💡Concussion Discussion:


🏈NFL Sidelines:


🏒NHL Breakaways:


✊🏾Athlete Activism:


🎲The Scoop on Sports Betting:


🖇This & That:

May 05

The Blitz Weekend Edition 5/5/17

⚖️Litigation Lane

Mike Peluso vs. Devils et al.

NHL Concussion Injury Litigation


NFL Concussion Settlement


NCAA vs. Insurers

Lane Johnson vs. NFLPA, NFL

Compilation of updates in the Lane Johnson lawsuit

Michigan State vs. ESPN


City of St. Louis vs. NFL


UNC Sham Classes

👮Crime Blotter:

Rape at Penguins’ game?


Kevin Stevens


Doug Overton


Fan grazed by stray bullet at Cardinals game


Brandon Roy


Gareon Conley

💡Concussion Discussion:

🌿Cannabis Conversation:

🔌Player Rights:

🏈NFL Sidelines:

🏀NBA Hoops:

🏒NHL Breakaways:

⚾️MBL Strikes:

🥇USA Gymnastics:

✊🏾Athlete Activism:

🎲The Scoop on Sports Betting:

 

🖇This & That:

May 03

The Blitz 5/3/17

⚖️Litigation Lane:

Aaron Hernandez


NHL Concussion Injury Litigation

Lane Johnson

New filings in Lane Johnson case. I tried to compile everthing right here. Very interesting….

👮Crime Blotter:

Gareon Conley


Robert Barber

Xavier Washington

Doug Overton


Elijah Holyfield

💡Concussion Discussion:

Remembering Junior Seau

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🌿Cannabis Conversation:

🏈NFL Sidelines:

⚾️MLB Strikes:

Adam Jones incident


Postscript: I was very happy to learn of the ovation Jones received at Fenway the following night.

New ownership for Miami Marlins?

🏒NHL Breakaways

📓NCAA Notebook:

UNC Sham Classes

Amateurism

🥇USA Gymnastics

✊🏾Athlete Activism:

🎲The Scoop on Sports Betting:

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