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Oct 22

The Blitz 10/21/17

Important Sports & Sports Law News

Week of 10/16-10/22, 2017

📖Read of the Week:

⚖️Litigation Lane:

NFL Concussion Settlement


I should add, that it would be hard to even calculate the number of deaths since the litigation started.


Ezekiel Elliott

The Elliott case was all over the place this past week. I’ve compiled everything you need to know in chronological order.

Aaron Hernandez CTE Lawsuit:


PDF: Aaron Hernandez Lawsuit h/t @BobMcGovernJr

Colin Kaepernick Grievance


Intriguing perspective from Robert Littal on potential impact of the grievance with excerpts from Amy Dash’s blog post on the subject.


Amy Dash @AmyDashTV blog post

Grievance PDF h/t Jimmy Golen @jgolen

Pop Warner Brain Injury Lawsuit

While my primary focus has been on the NFL Concussion Settlement as of late, this is a very important lawsuit to keep an eye on.

High School Players vs. Riddell Lawsuit

Boxer’s Brain Injury Lawsuit

Pitino vs. Adidas

Nate Allen Civil Rights Lawsuit

l👮Crime Blotter:

💡Concussion Discussion:

💊Doping:

‼️Race & Sport:

🏈NFL Sidelines:

📓NCAA Notebook:

✊🏿✊Athlete Activism:


🎲The Scoop on Sports Betting:


This is a veritable red-carpet list of who’s who in sports betting. Great opportunity for DC Media or others who may be able to attend! Kudos to Daniel Wallach for putting this together!


I’m also hearing rumors of the possible addition of Professor Ryan Rodenberg, who authored the first amicus brief submitted in the case, and who may also be speaking during oral arguments at SCOTUS on December 4.