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Advocacy for Fairness in Sports writes letter to Judge Wilken regarding upcoming NCAA “amateurism” trial

Judge Claudia Wilken

Dear Judge Wilken,
Next month you will no doubt hear eloquent and passionate arguments from Jeffrey Kessler as he presents antitrust claims against the NCAA. You will also hear capable counsel for the defense refuting those claims and insisting that amateurism must be protected. Having read the briefs, I feel there are some compelling arguments that have been omitted, and as such, I feel the need to bring them to the Court’s attention after a brief recap of issues that have been previously and wrongly addressed.

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The Blitz 12/31/17

Happy New Year - The Blitz

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week In Review 🐦Tweet of the Week: Random fun US Law fact: NYE 2017 (aka tomorrow) is the only day where every “adult” was born in the 1900s while every minor was born in the 2000s 😯 — Jaime Mittens (@SportsLawBlonde) December 30, 2017 📖Read of the Week: American …

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The Blitz 12/17/17

The Blitz

Essential Sports & Sports Law News December 17, 2017 Week in Review 📖Read of the Week: Ex-NFL player Larry Johnson grapples with violent urges and memory loss. He thinks it’s CTE. https://t.co/HNxDXg5TEk — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 13, 2017 If you need a link that isn’t behind the paywall, CLICK HERE I truly and honestly …

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The Blitz 12/10/17

The Blitz

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review 12/10/17 📖Read of the Week: Compelling read: Forget About Colin Kaepernick; I Think I’m Done With the NFL Just Because I Don’t Want to Watch Someone Die https://t.co/vw8Sg50Fk7 via @verysmartbros — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 9, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement There was a lot …

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The Blitz 6/15/17

The Blitz

⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement #AsExpected Judge Brody issued an order today granting Quasi Judicial Immunity to concussion settlement adminishttps://t.co/QfBccKvvRO pic.twitter.com/UpnmAG5Tu3 — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) June 14, 2017 Judge grants immunity to special masters administering #NFL concussion settlement, via @Law360 https://t.co/t7hxzQd6MX — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) June 14, 2017 Order PDF:https://t.co/QfBccKN7go Motion requesting order PDF: https://t.co/xjGcOBoxfx …

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It’s time to support good sports journalism

Support Good Journalism

Sheilla Dingus @SheillaDingus June 14, 2017 I just discovered that Vocativ Sports is no more. I find it particularly distressing in that this was an outlet that wasn’t the least bit shy in reporting on the injustices in the sports world. One of their writers Robert Silverman I’ll particularly miss on the Vocativ platform (although …

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The Blitz 6/1/17

The Blitz

⚖️Litigation Lane: NY vs. RD Legal Funding Accused 9/11, NFL Victim Scammer RD Legal Funding Seeks Quick CFPB Challenge https://t.co/WV0dUDAyum /@Law360 pic.twitter.com/iIWkdLNX9J — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) May 31, 2017 Strikes for Kids vs. NFL Nonprofit @StrikesForKids Pushes For #NFL Anti-Gambling Enforcement Docs https://t.co/AAseZc2Oah via @ZachZagger pic.twitter.com/mN1RmxetwM — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) May 31, 2017 Financial Fraud …

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The Blitz 5/30/17-5/31/17

The Blitz

⚖️Litigation Lane: Ploetz vs. NCAA NCAA motion to transfer Ploetz CTE case out of Dallas – DENIED. Trial set for January. — Gene Egdorf (@GeneEgdorf) May 25, 2017 This will be the first football #CTE case to go to trial (1/22/18): Ploetz v. NCAA, Case No. DC-17-676 https://t.co/nzc55KyyfE — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) May 29, 2017 …

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The Blitz 5/18/17

The Blitz

⚖️Litigation Lane: New Baylor Title IX Lawsuit: Pretty damning allegations in former Baylor volleyball player’s Title IX lawsuit against university pic.twitter.com/AGaaWK5n5j — Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) May 17, 2017 Baylor hit with 7th Title IX lawsuit, plaintiff alleges gang rape by football players https://t.co/GluKECgWpF via @PhillipEricksen — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) May 17, 2017 Baylor sued again …

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The Blitz 5/3/17

The Blitz

⚖️Litigation Lane: Aaron Hernandez How potential abatement could affect suits against late Hernandez. Insights on a complex topic via @McCannSportslaw https://t.co/puMxqMzNFv — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) May 2, 2017 Prosecutors argue tossing Aaron Hernandez conviction would reward suicide https://t.co/yjhKIFzgKa — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 2, 2017 The SUV at the center of the double murder trial of …

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