Tag Archive: Art DeCarlo

May 20

The Blitz Weekend Edition 5/20/17

⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Painkiller Lawsuits Excellent analysis of painkiller lawsuits via @ZachZagger Painkiller Battles Loom Over NFL Despite Early Success https://t.co/FFRt1uXfZC pic.twitter.com/ZxnchhubLz — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) May 19, 2017 Adrian Robinson vs. NFL, Riddell If you’re interested in the depths of which the NFL will dive in order to promote its brand and increase profit …

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May 18

The Blitz 5/18/17

⚖️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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May 15

The Blitz 5/15/17

⚖️Litigation Lane: Art DeCarlo vs. NFL NFL files notice of appeal in Art DeCarlo concussion lawsuit. Focus of appeal is on statute of limitations issue. https://t.co/AFQFhYg4eI — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) May 14, 2017 NFL’s pre-argument statement in Art DeCarlo appeal says lower court erred in applying discovery rule to toll SOL: https://t.co/pODblI6j6m — Daniel Wallach …

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May 12

The Blitz – Weekend Edition 5/12/17

🌺🌺In honor of Mother’s Day🌺🌺 “My Mom, My Hero” by David Nelson – NFL, retired More on David: “NFL forcing me to choose between football, nonprofit” Just came across @DavidNelson86‘s story https://t.co/coFpEwG9ma — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) May 13, 2017 On the @PlayersTribune, @B_Ryan9 speaks from the heart about his mother's life and death. https://t.co/tuHB3SaWNA — …

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Mar 03

The Blitz Special Edition 3/3/17 Concussions & CTE

Today’s biggest headline grabber is the NHL’s most recent attempts to discredit the science of concussions and CTE, and because of this, I decided to put out a special edition of the Blitz to focus on this important issue.  The sports leagues need to realize that people are watching, and moreover, that they care, and …

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Recent Court Ruling in DeCarlo Wrongful Death Lawsuit May Prove Beneficial to Other CTE Cases

In November 2015 a wrongful death law suit was filed against the NFL by Arthur DeCarlo Jr., son of Arthur “Art” DeCarlo Sr., who was a defensive back in the NFL from 1953 through 1960. Drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1953, DeCarlo Sr. was quickly traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers where he played for a year prior to enlistment in the Army. While still in the Army, his contract was traded to the Washington Redskins. Afterward, he finished his NFL career playing for the Baltimore Colts from 1957 – 1960. “DeCarlo was exposed to numerous concussive and sub-concussive blows throughout his NFL career, [including] . . . loss-of-consciousness concussions where DeCarlo was subsequently returned to game play within the same game, within several plays of having been rendered unconscious,” states DeCarlo Jr., in the lawsuit.