Tag: Deflategate

Opinion in Lane Johnson PED Lawsuit Exposes NFLPA Shortcomings

Lane Johnson, Judge Richard Sullivan, and DeMaurice Smith

On January 6, 2016, Philadelphia Eagles OL Lane Johnson filed a lawsuit against both the NFL and the NFLPA in the Northern District of Ohio. The lawsuit contained many allegations of impropriety as to the manner in which his PED testing was done and the lack of support and even resistance he received from his Union. An order published October 3, concludes most of his case.

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Report Released By Cyrus Mehri Details Anti-Labor Stance Within NFLPA

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

Mehri’s report “chronicles the reckless spending of the NFLPA, following the money trail from NFLPA leadership to law firms with anti-union agendas on the receiving end.” November 16, 2017 Sheilla Dingus Every year a new NFL/NFLPA controversy makes news, casting a shadow on professional football.  Legal showdowns in which the players’ association without fail seems to …

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The Blitz 10/29/17

The Blitz

Important Sports & Sports Law News Week of 10/22/17 – 10/28/17 🐦Tweet of the Week: I talk better in court. You think lawyers speak Latin at home? “Ergo, I respectfully request that opposing seatmate pass the salt.” No. — The Cranky Lawyer 😠 (@eleebeck) October 24, 2017 Most of the stuff I tweet is dead …

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The Blitz 3/22/17

The Blitz

⚖️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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The Blitz 3/21/17

The Blitz

👮Crime Blotter: Theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Jerseys The case of the missing Tom Brady Super Bowl jersey has only gotten better: https://t.co/yH8y9Ucx9r pic.twitter.com/ZAGHZp7EKx — Deadspin (@Deadspin) March 21, 2017 Brady appreciates law enforcement efforts in finding his stolen jersey 2 videos in this one!https://t.co/6qWwQNaetM via @NFLNnewsdesk — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 20, 2017 …

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The Blitz 3/20/17

The Blitz

⚖️Litigation Lane: Jerry Sandusky Former Penn State president goes to trial in Sandusky scandal https://t.co/wLsxv10nlK via @USATODAY — Kimberly Archie (@kimberlyarchie) March 19, 2017 Deflategate (the gift that keeps on giving) Richard Berman, the Deflategate judge, is still stunned at the size of the the NFL’s sanction. @kalynkahler‘s Q&A:https://t.co/f3g0bdloUV pic.twitter.com/hRUHCmNFWf — The MMQB (@theMMQB) March …

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The Blitz Weekend Edition 3/18/17

The Blitz - Weekend Edition

👮🏽Crime Blotter: Aaron Hernandez Aaron Hernandez ink may tell a deadly tale https://t.co/TJC5nRaCTl pic.twitter.com/UCF1Epi6xY — Boston Herald (@bostonherald) March 18, 2017 Jourdan Lewis NFL-bound former Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis charged with domestic assault https://t.co/kGm3PpLKvp via @thecomeback — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 17, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: Judge Berman speaks about Deflategate *Must Read* Judge Berman & Ted …

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The Blitz 3/17/17

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Blitz

⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Painkiller lawsuit US lawmakers demand answers from Goodell over allegation teams doled out painkillers unsafely https://t.co/s89ZfjTqWS via @nationalpost — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 16, 2017 Lawsuit: NFL Teams Repeatedly Broke Federal Drug Laws, Handed Opioids Out Like Candy [Updated] https://t.co/vbZ8Ma5Gdx via @deadspin — Debra Pyka (@DebbiePyka) March 11, 2017 I can’t help …

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The Blitz 3/9/17

The Blitz

⚖️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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A Mother, a Son, and a Telephone

For those who would discount science and cling to the fact that Tom Brady destroyed his cell phone as evidence of a nefarious cover-up, I believe recent revelations should finally erase any shade of doubt for all but those who must for some emotional reason, cling to a myth.

Deflategate began when someone within NFL offices erroneously leaked PSI results to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen who promptly announced them to the world via his Twitter account

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