Tag Archive: Michael McCann

Nov 07

Former Vikings Sharrif Floyd sues doctor for career ending medical malpractice

For additional legal analysis and perspective please see Michael McCann’s in depth feature for Sports Illustrated: A Deep Dive Into Sharrif Floyd’s $180 Million Lawsuit Against Dr. James Andrews Here’s another worthwhile read.  Deadspin’s Dom Cosentino read Merril Hoge’s book, “Brainwashed” and interviewed Hoge twice. He also did the homework and read oodles of CTE …

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Dec 23

The Blitz 12/23/17

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review đź“–Read of the Week: In a new op-ed in @statnews, I write that my research with @prof_goldberg “found that the NFL’s private agenda isn’t compatible with public health objectives.” https://t.co/y4HdvnP9YN — Kathleen Bachynski (@bachyns) December 21, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement: My analysis of Harvard …

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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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Feb 23

The Blitz 2/23/17

âš–Litigation Lane: Second amended complaint filed in NFL painkiller lawsuit. This was filed late last night, so I’m still trying to make my way through it along with the exhibits.  Much is redacted but there is still a good bit of new information. I hope to have a story out later today, or at latest tomorrow …

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Media Role in Deflategate and Beyond

This piece began as discussion assignment for UNH law professor Michael McCann’s Deflategate class. Professor McCann instructed the class to evaluate the role of the media in the public’s perception of the Deflategate scandal. Today, I had a discussion with free-lance journalist and NFL Spin Zone and Fansided contributor Russell Baxter regarding the challenges journalists face in grabbing the public’s attention when trying to write factual and not necessarily sensational stories. We agreed that people tend to respond most strongly to emotionally charged content, and I believe the perpetuation of false news throughout the election cycle reinforces what I’m about to say. Even though this is a bit lengthy, I think it’s important for the public to understand the struggles journalists face and also how the media can manipulate those willing to react without thinking, so even though this is lengthy, I hope you’ll give it a whirl. While I’m writing through the lens of Deflategate, it’s applicable to just about any subject

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Nov 03

The Blitz 11/3/16

Concussion Crisis: NFL’s Latest Concussion Setback May Force Discovery w/ Insurers https://t.co/dtat0IzCfH via @TBarrabi w/ @WALLACHLEGAL & @WerlySportsLaw &mda sh; Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) No vember 3, 2016 NFL loses bid to block discovery process in concussion insurance coverage case https://t.co/iBezEBxNH7 via @ProFootballTalk &m dash; Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) No vember 3, 2016 USA Football Looks To …

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Nov 02

The Blitz 11/2/16

NFL Ratings Dive: The NFL Fully Deserves Their Massive TV Ratings Decline https://t.co/mIUzVwSlXA @PaulMBanks nails it! — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) N ovember 2, 2016 World Series Ratings Spike As NFL Strikes Out | https://t.co/f0B1UNDUSO — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) October 31, 2016 World Series wins big over NFL game https://t.co/IYn4pxG6QL via @ProFootballTalk — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) …

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