Tag: domestic violence

Welcome to the Matrix

Welcome to the NFL Matrix

I think the Matrix analogy explains quite a bit.

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To Understand the NFL’s Inconsistent Handling of Domestic Violence, You Have to Enter the Matrix

Welcome to the NFL Matrix

“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”

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

Ezekiel Elliott

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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The Blitz 3/6/17

The Blitz

⚖️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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The Blitz 2/20/17

The Blitz

⚖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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The Blitz 12/14/17

Happy Valentine's Day!

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

The Blitz - Super Bowl LI Weekend Edition

💣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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The Blitz 2/3/17

The Blitz - NFLPA Feature

⚖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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The Blitz – Weekend – 1/14/17

The Blitz - Weekend Edition

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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The Blitz 1/9/17

The Blitz

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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