Tag Archive: arbitration

Sep 03

The Blitz

Important Sports & Sports Law News  Week of September 3, 2017 🐦Tweet of the Week: This week we have a tie: High school football is 7 times more likely than lightning to cause catastrophic injury. Yet we clear the stadium at sound of thunder. — Kent Johnson (@37919KJ) September 2, 2017 and The first Ezekiel …

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Aug 20

The Blitz- What You Need to Know about Ezekiel Elliott’s Appeal

What you need to know about Ezekiel Elliot’s appeal & NFL Player Discipline What is Zeke Elliott’s legal strategy going forward? I offer thoughts to @SI_PeterKing in his latest @theMMQB piece: https://t.co/iauZI9WDpv pic.twitter.com/eXVfpfflYH — Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw) August 14, 2017 .@DeSmithNFLPA questions length of #EzekielElliott investigation https://t.co/0cV5ToyQrw via @bobhille — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) August 14, …

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Lane Johnson Violates a Court Order to Engage in a “Turf War” with the NFL and NFLPA

A short time later, the NFLPA filed a sealed motion to dismiss. Both the NFL and NFLPA agree that Johnson’s arbitration ruling was correctly upheld because by his own admission he ingested the substance in question and that the lawsuit should be moved to New York, claiming the case has no connection to Ohio outside of it being the location of Johnson’s lawyers.
On February 8, Judge Sara Lioi issued an order staying, or placing on hold the proceedings until she could render a decision on the motions to dismiss or transfer. In violation of the order, Johnson presented the judge with a “Valentine gift” on February 14, in filing an amended complaint which attempted to show further case connections to Ohio.

Eagles’ Tackle Lane Johnson Claims His Suspension is a Result of “Misconduct” by NFL, NFLPA

In response to a 10-game suspension for violation of the league’s Performing Enhancing Substances Policy, Philadelphia Eagles tackle Lane Johnson claims he was denied a “fundamentally fair hearing and was instead subjected to an arbitration scheme so deeply flawed as to forever preclude the possibility of a fair outcome,” in a lawsuit filed against the NFL and NFLPA last week. The suit follows a complaint of similar allegations filed with the National Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor, by Johnson last November.