Tag Archive: Daniel Wallach

Aug 20

The Blitz

Important Sports and Sports Law News August 20, 2017 – Week in Review Tweet of the Week: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are” -Ben Franklin pic.twitter.com/MSRtHDVRBe — Justin Britt (@JustinBritt68) August 19, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement Is the #NFL making it impossible …

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What’s next for Ezekiel Elliott and NFL Domestic Violence Policy?

The NFL has botched a number of domestic violence investigations over the past few years unleashing a public relations nightmare for the league. A seemingly contrite Roger Goodell pledged to do better after public outrage from the Ray Rice fiasco nearly cost the NFL a lucrative Anheiser Busch relationship. Part of his new “get tough plan” included a baseline six-game suspension for first-time domestic violence offenders. Then last year he reduced that suspension for unknown mitigating circumstances to a mere one-game suspension for Giants’ kicker Josh Brown; that is until Brown’s own journal admitting abuse surfaced in the media. Another firestorm of public rage erupted, again bringing into question the NFL’s seriousness in regard to domestic violence. The NFL needed to get the next one right. Enter Ezekiel Elliott.

Apr 15

The Blitz 4/15/17 – Easter Weekend Edition

⚖️Litigation Lane: Eli Manning  Memorabilia Lawsuit Will the NFL discipline Eli Manning and the Giants over fake “game used” jersey scandal? My @SInow legal take: https://t.co/Mm7dp6rgm7 pic.twitter.com/LQTo0QG5h0 — Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw) April 14, 2017 Gov. Chris Christie rips #Giants, Eli Manning over fake memorabilia lawsuit https://t.co/nvRvlmSFX7 via @MichaelDavSmith — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) April 14, 2017 …

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Apr 07

The Blitz – Weekend Edition – 3/7/17

⚖️Litigation Lane NHL Concussion Injury Litigation How the #NHL #concussion lawsuit could threaten the future of the league https://t.co/VwPz4TT5qI via @DownGoesBrown — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) April 6, 2017 Accord 2 NHL in its lawsuit’s latest, media is “hysterical” over concussions thanks to NFL. How about merely aware? https://t.co/ILstQ983sS — Jaime Mittens (@SportsLawBlonde) April 5, 2017 …

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Deflategate ‘Legacy’ Lives on in Wideman Ruling

Sheilla Dingus March 21, 2017 Two professional athletes – Dennis Wideman and Tom Brady; two sports – hockey and football; two CBAs; two very different suspensions; two appeals – all intrinsically linked through one court and opinion. Through a single ruling one player’s suspension was affirmed while another’s was slashed. What happened? Short answer: Deflategate, …

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Mar 17

The Blitz Sports Betting & eSports Special Edition

🎲The Scoop on Sports Betting: It was thrilling for me to attend SXSW and catch the sports betting panel consisting of Daniel Wallach, Andrew Brandt, Gabe Feldman and Sara Slane first hand.  I managed to capture most of it on Periscope, so hopefully you’ll have a chance to tune in and see what the experts have to say on where the sports leagues …

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Dec 31

News Blitz 12/31/16

Concussion Discussion: The NFL will finally have to undergo discovery regarding its knowledge of concussions. On Twitter, Daniel Wallach broke the news of a New York Appellate Court’s denial of the NFL’s motion to halt discovery. Fifty depositions per side can now proceed, and are scheduled to take place between April 2017 and March 2018. …

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Dec 24

The Blitz 12/24/16

Highlight Reel: I placed two highlights you don’t want to miss at the top of today’s Blitz. The first is Conduct Detrimental Podcast #10 in which the two Dans take on all the major sports law stories of the month of December.  You’ll need some good conversation points for all the family and friends gatherings …

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Dec 21

The Blitz 12/21/16

Handling of WalkieTalkieGate v. DeflateGate Highlights NFL’s Glaring Inconsistency: NFL has a “yippie-ki-yay” message to the Giants and Ben McAdoo for his unauthorized use of a walkie-talkie https://t.co/WlQrLmglar — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 20, 2016 And their rationale is? https://t.co/nSexL88uAP — Cap Space=$5,877,828 (@patscap) December 20, 2016 NFL fines, penalizes Giants 4th rounder for #WalkieTalkieGate https://t.co/M8esWedjrp …

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“Real-life Approach” Needed for Dealing with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Sports Leagues and Beyond

In Part I of this series, I took a look at domestic violence in the sporting world extending into society, and in Part II took a dive into the complexities of dealing with sexual assault. In viewing these problems, which not only affect the sports leagues, but our culture as a whole, the issues may appear so vast and complex as to present a “no win scenario.”
For the answer to this dilemma, perhaps we should borrow a play from Star Trek, the long-running sci-fi series. As the story goes, cadets were placed in a “no win scenario” simulation in which they were faced with making one of two choices, both of which seemed to point to disaster. The simulation was designed to test the moral fortitude of the cadets regarding how they faced the situation; that is, until one cadet, a James T. Kirk found a way to win. When his astounded professors asked how he did it, he replied, “I changed the scenario.”

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