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Lane Johnson and Eric Reid Search for Truth about NFL Drug Testing

Lane Johnson, Eric Reid NFLPA PED

Lane Johnson’s response to the NFLPA’s motion for summary judgment is due today. UPDATE: An explosive brief exposing conflicting testimony between the NFL and NFLPA, and among NFL employees, as well as the NFLPA’s narrative to one federal court in contrast with an opposite narrative in a different federal court, puts Lane Johnson back in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/01/16/lane-johnson-and-eric-reid-search-for-truth-about-nfl-drug-testing/

Behold! A gifted horse!

Trojan Horse - NFL Concussion Settlement - Seeger- Goodell

Part II of a deep-dive on recent NFL Concussion Settlement developments:

Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/01/13/behold-a-gifted-horse/

Who’s Behind the Curtain of the latest NFL Concussion Settlement Ruling?

Who's behind the curtain of the latest NFL concussion settlement ruling?

Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/01/11/whos-behind-the-curtain-of-the-latest-nfl-concussion-settlement-ruling/

NFL Concussion Settlement Hearing Cancelled

Judge Anita B. Brody Cancels Concussion Settlement Hearing

Here’s the quick version.  I’ll write more tomorrow.

Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/01/10/nfl-concussion-settlement-hearing-cancelled/

The NFL’s trying to catch a bunch of Players in one net…

Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/01/08/the-nfls-trying-to-catch-a-bunch-of-players-in-one-net/

Hearing Date Set for NFL Appeal of Generally Consistent in Concussion Settlement

NFL Concussion Settlement Hearing

Approximately 9PM EST, Podhurst Orsek filed a motion requesting leave to participate in the hearing. Details in the tweet thread. (Click on tweet to expand.) Update: @PodhurstOrseck has requested leave to speak at the January 10 #NFL Concussion Settlement hearing. It’s worth noting that Steven Marks is a member of class counsel. Clearly he has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/01/04/hearing-date-set-for-nfl-appeal-of-generally-consistent-in-concussion-settlement/

Working and Dementia

dementia work nfl

Yesterday I stumbled across an excellent article about working and dementia, that confirms in certain instances it’s desirable and health for people with dementia diagnoses to continue work.  This has been a point of contention in the NFL Concussion Settlement, so the American Academy of Neurology article inspired a tweet thread that is almost a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/12/31/working-and-dementia/

“If I only had a brain”

If I Only Had A Brain

Brain injury litigation update: NFL ‘Goes for a Strike’ on ‘Generally Consistent’ Concussion Settlement Claims; Co-Lead Counsel Counters by Easley and Finnerty may blow wide open the ‘dam’ that Ploetz ‘cracked’ by  NFL Attempts to Rewrite Hernandez Lawsuit to Shirk Liability by   

Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/12/05/if-i-only-had-a-brain/

First Look at the Tentative NHL Concussion Settlement

War and Peace

This is going to take two installments.  Here’s the first one. Also on today’s docket– revisits an 1857 Supreme Court decision. In response to yet another useless, tweet of BAP statistics, Sheilla wrote an open letter to Chris Seeger as shown below:

Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/11/12/first-look-at-the-tentative-nhl-concussion-settlement/

Former Vikings Sharrif Floyd sues doctor for career ending medical malpractice

Sharrif Floyd

For additional legal analysis and perspective please see Michael McCann’s in depth feature for Sports Illustrated: A Deep Dive Into Sharrif Floyd’s $180 Million Lawsuit Against Dr. James Andrews Here’s another worthwhile read.  Deadspin’s Dom Cosentino read Merril Hoge’s book, “Brainwashed” and interviewed Hoge twice. He also did the homework and read oodles of CTE …

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Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/11/07/former-vikings-sharrif-floyd-sues-doctor-for-career-ending-medical-malpractice/