Tag Archive: CFL

Apr 23

Our latest articles look at recent filings and rulings in the NFL Concussion Settlement and the Climate of Brain Injury Denial in Canada

Part 1 of a 2-part series looks at a recent filing by Chris Seeger and his ambivalence toward the players he was appointed to represent: The mystifying puzzle of Judge Anita Brody: And finally, a look at the obstinance of Canadian media and doctors regarding the football-CTE link:  

Why are Canadian doctors and media reluctant to come clean about CTE?

When it comes to football Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) here in the Great White North, there appears to be a dearth of good old fashioned common sense and honesty.

Is the CFL stuck in 2011 in regard to football brain injury?

Terry Ott’s debut piece for AFFIS begins with a story the Canadian media largely didn’t want to cover.
The Canadian Football league may be at the most important crossroads in its 105-year history. Despite steadily rising viewer numbers and revenues from television in Canada and the United States, five new modern stadiums constructed in the past four seasons with healthy attendance numbers and increasingly attractive internet and social media platforms, the CFL faces the possibility of a $200 million dollar class action suit also alleging injury from concussion and now comprising some 200 members.

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Sep 10

The Blitz 9/10/17

Important Sports & Sports Law News Week of September 10, 2017 🐦Tweets of the Week: Labor needs to focus on modernizing Labor Laws to balance the inequalities politicians have legislated away from Labor on behalf of donors! — Ivan F. Soto (@ISotoAFLPU) September 4, 2017 You see this @NFLPA? The NFL is telling you that …

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Apr 22

The Blitz – Weekend Edition – 4/22/17

💡Concussion Discussion: 3 active & 100+ former NFL players pledged brains to science. No active & 5 retired NHLers have done so. “We are focusing on hockey now.” https://t.co/GgLJAjN6qu — Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) April 21, 2017 From @rwesthead: Boston University researcher says she’s diagnosed CTE in the brains of four former junior players https://t.co/GQmm2YsA3Q pic.twitter.com/nHlVeTtR1S …

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Nov 29

The Blitz 11/29/16

The Latest Conduct Detrimental Podcast takes up issues from throughout the realm of sports law: Listen in as Dan Werly and Daniel Wallach lend their insights as to what’s next for Ezekiel Elliott and Josh Brown; Derrick Rose trial insights; new developments in the quest for legal sports betting, NCAA transfer lawsuit and just about everything …

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Nov 26

The Blitz 11/26/16

Concussion Discussion: What’s worse than the #NFL regarding concussions? Apparently the #CFL. https://t.co/toMpt8e1zT via @TheSpec — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 25, 2016 A smart, measured, nuanced look from @bruce_arthur at what happened today with the CFL and its concussion problem – https://t.co/6KVibOWkOm — SeanFitz_Gerald (@SeanFitz_Gerald) November 26, 2016 #CFL #Commissioner #concussions #football comments shocking #ScientificResearch …

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