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Jul 16

The Blitz – Sports Betting – July 10 – 16, 2017

🎲The Scoop on Sports Betting New Jersey Sports Betting Case & PASPA NJ files open-ended “consent” for amicus briefs in sports betting case: pic.twitter.com/X2jqb6RPYE — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) July 13, 2017 While NJ hopes to hit the jackpot for sports betting, the stakes for federalism are even higher, via @Jon_C_Wood https://t.co/jBlgaklxzi — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) …

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EX-NFL Players Impacted by Pressure to Play Through Pain

SUPPLEMENTAL: In an article published on February 27, 2017 I broke down elements of an ongoing lawsuit between former NFL players and the 32 member clubs of the league. While the stories are different, there are commonalities to each. Every player was pressured to play through injuries facilitated by the use of prescription painkillers. The players charge the league and its teams of misrepresenting and concealing the dangers of the drugs that were administered to them. I included some sample player narratives in the main article but for the sake of brevity (or some semblance thereof) I edited out these compelling stories, but felt they needed to be shared. So here they are. And they are representative of thousands.

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Amended Lawsuit Brings New Painkiller Allegations Against the NFL

Sheilla Dingus February 27, 2017 On February 22., a group of retired football players filed a 127-page second amended complaint against the 32 teams of the NFL, upping the allegations of painkiller abuse and seeking certification for class-action. Previously Judge Alsup of the Ninth Circuit Court, who is presiding over this case issued an order …

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Feb 02

The Blitz 2/2/17

Litigation Lane: Great in-depth article about the new concussion lawsuit against Ridell Football Helmet Makers Hit By Concussion Litigation, via @SmSellers https://t.co/jYPyhdzPvP — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) February 2, 2017 Cheerleader wage lawsuit against the NFL Former cheerleaders file lawsuit against #NFL on wages https://t.co/zSRQ7HAhiG via @JessicaABC7 — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) February 2, 2017 Cheerleader antitrust …

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Painkiller Lawsuits: Un-Tangling the NFL’s Web of Secrecy Part I

Herein lies a sordid tale. It’s certainly no secret that the NFL is a highly guarded enterprise, only sparingly leaking the information they wish to make known. While a few high profile cases surface in the headlines, most litigation is seldom if ever reported. While making thousands of appearances in courtrooms annually, the NFL’s high-powered legal teams have been quite adept at keeping most of its dirty laundry in the hamper.

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Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones to be Deposed in RX Painkiller Lawsuit

On Monday, a California judge ruled that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will be required to give deposition testimony under oath regarding his knowledge of how prescription pain killers are used in keeping injured players on the field.
In May of last year a suit was filed against the thirty-two member Clubs of the NFL…

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Nov 30

The Blitz 11/30/16

Lawsuits Against the NFL/NFLPA: Packers Mike Pennel sues NFL/NFLPA for failure to abide by PED policy Breaking: Packers DT Mike Pennel sues NFL/NFLPA for failing to abide by PED policy (ht @AlbertBreer) Lawsuit PDF: https://t.co/tMaWcokQmY … pic.twitter.com/d09gEaIAR4 — Dan Werly (@WerlySportsLaw) November 30, 2016 Eagles Lane Johnson files DOL complaint against Players Association Eagles Lineman …

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Nov 23

The Blitz 11/23/16

Around the NFL: NFL and broadcasters have some ideas to fix ratings problems https://t.co/r1JQWILJSg pic.twitter.com/4ZskrbtNnW — Eye on Football (@EyeOnNFL) November 22, 2016 They don’t let me just write “Poop Emoji” as a complete story, so instead I wrote 1,100 words on NFL officiating. https://t.co/66ruavvwrK — Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) November 22, 2016 Mike Tomlin remains …

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Nov 21

The Blitz 11/21/16

NFL Exec Believes Trump Presidency Will Signal a Return to Violent Football: NFL exec believes Trump will help football b/cwe’ll go back to liking “violent sports” https://t.co/UU2PzkbkwM via @WScottDavis @BI_Sports — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 21, 2016 Bio-Ethics & Sports: Attorney @amilst44–a leading expert on bioethics and the law–writes about the future of Chris Bosh …

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