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Nov 18

The Blitz 11/18/16

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in the Sporting World:

Here’s the first article of a three-part series that addresses some difficult questions about domestic violence in the sporting world and beyond.  Part I is addresses the mishandling of domestic violence cases, setting the stage for the following installments to address the challenges faced in prosecuting crimes against women and hopefully some constructive suggestions for moving in a positive direction on this vital issue.


Beginning at about 19:30 of this Night Moves podcast Daniel Wallach evaluates the ongoing investigation into Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s domestic violence allegations.

Jeurys Familia

Johnny Manziel

Derrick Rose files an appeal in civil rape case

For additional info and evaluation of the appeal, I highly recommend reading @WALLACHLEGAL twitter feed.

Player Health and Safety in Professional Sports:

Harvard Study Cites Conflict of Interest in Physicians who Report to Teams

The Impact of Concussions

It seems someone has some explaining to do…

Painkiller lawsuit against the NFL

Let’s hope not!

New CBA’s in MLB and the NBA:

Amateurism Exploitation of NCAA Athletes:

Yesterday Ed O’Bannon interviewed with Michael McCann at the University of New Hampshire for the first time since his historic case.  Here’s one of my favorite quotes from the interview.

For more from O’Bannon, I recommend checking the Twitter timelines of @McCannSportsLaw and @WarrenKZola.

DraftKings & FanDuel Merger Confirmed & more Sports Betting News:

Inspiring and Constructive Read from Annie Apple:

This & That: