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Independence Day ponderings: The Enduring Legacy of Activist Athletes

Stick to sports. Shut up and dribble. Comments such as these ignore the past, attempting to remove the political significance of sports as if this is something shocking or new. Sports have always been a microcosm of society as well as a catalyst for reflection and change.

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Dec 10

The Blitz 12/10/17

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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Nov 26

The Blitz 11/26/17

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week of November 26, 2017 🐦Tweet of the Week: ⚖️Litigation Lane: Adrian Robinson Wrongful CTE Death Lawsuit I’ve selected this lawsuit as this week’s “headliner” because if the suit makes it back to State Court (and I think there’s a good chance) it could be a game-changer. My update …

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Nov 23

The Blitz – Turkey Trot Special

Essential Sports & Sports Law News 11/23/17 Happy Thanksgiving 📖This Issue’s Essential Read from Will Hobson & Steven Rich h/t Nancy Hogshead-Makar Hard-hitting @washingtonpost article; The fact that club and Olympic sports are a haven for pedophiles isn’t a sudden revelation. The USOC and NGBs have long known about it, but made the very calculated …

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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 27

The Blitz – Week of August 27

Important Sports & Sports Law News Week of August 27, 2017 🐦Tweet of the Week: Happy Madden Day. I can enjoy a version of the @NFL where humans aren’t fleeced for their physical gifts & then tossed aside once broken. — Derek Helling (@dhellingsports) August 25, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement Bigger #Concussion Settlement …

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Aug 20

The Blitz Special Edition – Athlete Activism

This special edition of “The Blitz” celebrates the bravery and conscience of those athletes who choose to use their platforms for important real-life issues social justice issues. ✊🏾✊🏼✊🏽✊✊🏿 #Together August 20, 2017 – Week in Review Michael Bennett on why he will continue to sit during anthem https://t.co/zo2F448JfC — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) August 15, 2017 imagine being …

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Jun 13

The Blitz 6/13/17

⚖️Litigation Lane: Strikes for Kids vs. NFL .@StrikesForKids objects to Magistrate Judges decision, makes another bid for deposition of Roger Goodell. PDF: https://t.co/F8jUCtTkY0 pic.twitter.com/y5LGWBrqGj — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) June 10, 2017 @StrikesForKids says deposition of Goodell is “proper,” as “only & ultimate authority” on interpretation & enforcement of gambling policy. pic.twitter.com/7A7AR17dnN — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) …

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May 27

The Blitz – Memorial Day Weekend Edition

⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement Chris Seeger files for quasi-judicial immunity for all administrative entities in #NFL #concussion settlement https://t.co/xjGcOBoxfx pic.twitter.com/iIvyg4MUvt — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) May 22, 2017 He mislead and decieved brain damaged NFL retirees. No immunity from anyone. https://t.co/LgUYN2SUfa — tombaugh (@tombaugh) May 23, 2017 NFL Concussion Litigation (Claims Against Riddell): Forward progress: …

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May 09

The Blitz 5/10/17

⚖️NFLPA Painkiller Grievance against NFL and 32 Member Clubs: I discovered this during my evening “docket dig” yesterday, and published my article in the wee hours of the morning. It was nice to see that a number of media outlets picked up on the story. My take on the #NFLPA painkiller grievance against the NFL …

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