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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.

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Mar 06

The Blitz 3/6/17

⚖️Litigation Lane: Buss “collision” in Lakers territory Examining the Buss family’s complicated power struggle over the Lakers (by @McCannSportsLaw) https://t.co/M0KRsfVbm2 pic.twitter.com/MxMHLvzHU1 — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 6, 2017 UFC antitrust lawsuit The UFC’s Biggest Bout Yet: Its Battle Against Its Fighters’ Antitrust Lawsuit https://t.co/Al4zBCslJG via @JDSupra — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 5, 2017 👮Crime Blotter: …

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Feb 20

The Blitz 2/20/17

⚖Litigation Lane: Lane Johnson In this article I detail new developments in #Eagles‘ Lane Johnson’s lawsuit against the NFL & NFLPA. https://t.co/dBdSdYtKUm — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) February 20, 2017 Anderson University football player sues school for injuries https://t.co/teA7ImfZPh | Former AU football player sues NCAA, HCAC for alleged injuries — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) February 19, …

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Feb 14

The Blitz 12/14/17

Player Rights, Health & Safety: I published an article yesterday on Illinois Senate Bill 12 which if passed will curtail workers’ compensation benefits to professional athletes.  This is an article from Derek Helling.  In it he brings out some additional facts and takes a different perspective that I did, but pretty much arrives at the same …

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Feb 04

The Blitz Super Bowl LI Weekend Edition 2/4/17

💣Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in Sports: I enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to speak with Robert Morris on this important subject.  I hope you’ll check out his article: @MitchAbramsPsyD and @SheillaDingus tackle the Joe Mixon incident — and it’s fascinating insight: https://t.co/QBY0hQWJdW pic.twitter.com/7rI7Jbs1S8 — Robert Morris (@robmooremonthly) February 3, 2017 Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon …

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Feb 03

The Blitz 2/3/17

⚖Litigation Lane: NFL, NBA again move to seal evidence at Tom Benson federal lawsuit trial, set to begin Monday https://t.co/JyIwOs70P3 via @RVargasAdvocate — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) February 3, 2017 NFL players union: League should pay cheerleaders fairly https://t.co/mAYSxz4vx5 via @GabbyMcMillen — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) February 3, 2017 Shameful this would happen because someone wants to …

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Jan 14

The Blitz – Weekend – 1/14/17

Painkiller Purgatory in the Sports Leagues The damage to the brains of players from concussion risk is now becoming well-known. What is less known but also alarming is the abuse of prescription painkillers in the NFL and NHL. 23 of 50 NFL players surveyed this season re their use of Toradol say they’ve been using …

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Jan 09

The Blitz 1/9/17

Concussion Discussion: The NFL proves once again their concussion protocol is bullshit https://t.co/8tx41qLW3u Spot on observations from @phillipbupp — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 9, 2017 Take it from me who has had two concussions, the NFL once again did everything wrong when it comes to handling concussions. https://t.co/KtPJ9LbDhO — Phillip Bupp (@phillipbupp) January 8, 2017 …

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Jan 06

The Blitz 1/6/17

NCAA Notes: Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post takes on the Seventh Circuit: Federal judges just compared college athletes to prisoners in their lack of ability to seek employee status. https://t.co/1vYEiHExSM — Warren K. Zola (@WarrenKZola) January 5, 2017 All self inflicted spending, most on bloated salaries and unnecessary amenities. https://t.co/Q2n7r1FcTw — The Legal Blitz …

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Jan 02

The Blitz 1/2/17

Wow! Ir’s hard to believe Advocacy for Fairness in Sports is only starting its 3rd month, and already we’re off and running into a New Year! I’m truly humbled by and so very appreciative of the friendship and support many of you have shown since the “Deflategate days,” and moving onward. I’m at a loss …

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