Tag Archive: Cyndy Feasel

Mar 23

The Blitz 3/23/17

👮Crime Blotter: Aaron Hernandez The government’s star witness in Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial took the stand and admitted to being a drug dealer https://t.co/1lm5Y6Qdg2 pic.twitter.com/GHChCrNygp — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) March 20, 2017 Possible jury issue in #AaronHernandez case, someone claiming to be “Juror 8” posted about case on Reddit: https://t.co/HOj9bI2gNJ — Chris Villani (@ChrisVillani44) …

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Mar 22

The Blitz 3/22/17

⚖️Litigation Lane: Dennis Wideman / Deflategate connection I wrote about how the Brady and Wideman cases intertwine. Really appreciate @WALLACHLEGAL‘s extensive commentary.https://t.co/aXKc5AA1Nh — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 21, 2017 NCAA Settlement $208 Million Settlement Approved by Court in NCAA Scholarship Antitrust… | Business Wire https://t.co/ljaqbo5Zgw — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 22, 2017 Harvard Title IX …

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Mar 09

The Blitz 3/9/17

⚖️Litigation Lane: Buss “collision” in LA The inside story of the Lakers’ family drama via @ramonashelburne https://t.co/kHG7Aj0riZ — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 8, 2017 Legal expert @McCannSportsLaw says Jeanie Buss appears well positioned to retain control of Lakers https://t.co/ve3AXZowut via @nathanfenno — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 9, 2017 Hall of Fame Game Lawsuit NFL Hall …

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Mar 02

The Blitz 3/2/17

💡Concussion Discussion: I recently spoke with @CyndyFeasel about being an #NFL wife and #CTE. She has an important story to tell.https://t.co/zOsAQkVsu4 — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 1, 2017 👮Crime Blotter: Aaron Hernandez Attorneys duel over facts in Aaron Hernandez’s double murder trial: ‘simple bump’ or drug deal gone bad? https://t.co/AK01qydu2H pic.twitter.com/LltjACIp4q — Boston Herald (@bostonherald) March …

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The Story of an NFL Wife – a Conversation with Cyndy Feasel

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live a fairy tale dream come true? And then see it unravel thread by thread? This is Cyndy Feasel’s reality. Cyndy was married to Grant Feasel who was center and long snapper in the NFL from 1984 – 1993, and was a starter for most of his career. I caught up with her recently and we discussed her experiences.

Feb 25

The Blitz Weekend Edition 2/25/17

⚖Litigation Lane: NFL vs. Insurers NFL seeks to add bad faith claim against insurers over refusal to consent to concussion settlement: https://t.co/ybJAQM4LAh — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) February 25, 2017 In view of the new filing, which was a letter from the insurers to the Court, I updated the article I wrote last week. Here’s the …

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Feb 23

The Blitz 2/23/17

⚖Litigation Lane: Second amended complaint filed in NFL painkiller lawsuit. This was filed late last night, so I’m still trying to make my way through it along with the exhibits.  Much is redacted but there is still a good bit of new information. I hope to have a story out later today, or at latest tomorrow …

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Are Prescription Painkillers an NFL Sanctioned PED?

Going into the final stretch of the 2016-2017 season, the NFL has imposed 44 fines or suspensions on players for violations of the league’s substance abuse or performance enhancing substance policies. Much of the substance abuse discipline is related to players’ use of marijuana, some for medical purposes as in the case of Bills OT Seantrel Henderson, who was suspended for using physician prescribed cannabis for symptomatic treatment of Crohn’s Disease, a gastrointestinal disease so painful that it renders many of its sufferers unable to walk. Cannabis is one of the few, and also most effective ways of treating this presently incurable disease. Other players who may use marijuana for pain management related to playing injuries are also subject to suspensions, should they be caught – regardless of whether or not marijuana use is legal in the state where they live.
Numerous other players have faced fines and suspensions for ingesting performance enhancing drugs, several, allegedly by accident. Eagles RT Lane Johnson has filed a lawsuit against both the NFL and Players’ Association claiming in addition to a number of procedural violations that the Aegis app provided to players is not accurate and the union isn’t doing enough to protect players from accidental ingestion of banned substances.
The one class of drugs the NFL does not appear to have a problem with is painkillers – both of the opioid and NSAID variety – yet these are allegedly used outside the boundaries of medical guidelines constituting imposed substance abuse for the sole purpose of enhancing players’ ability to perform and remain in the game. If statements made by dozens of former players and a handful of active players are true – and I see little if any reason for doubt, – then the NFL is engaged in a dangerous hypocrisy regarding drug use.