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Advocacy for Fairness in Sports writes letter to Judge Wilken regarding upcoming NCAA “amateurism” trial

Judge Claudia Wilken

Dear Judge Wilken,
Next month you will no doubt hear eloquent and passionate arguments from Jeffrey Kessler as he presents antitrust claims against the NCAA. You will also hear capable counsel for the defense refuting those claims and insisting that amateurism must be protected. Having read the briefs, I feel there are some compelling arguments that have been omitted, and as such, I feel the need to bring them to the Court’s attention after a brief recap of issues that have been previously and wrongly addressed.

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Loss of value insurance programs progressing but work remains

Nyeem Wartman-White

As the prevalence of loss of value insurance policies among NFL prospects who are preparing for a career as a professional athlete in the NCAA ranks grows, the current state of the industry appears to be trending upward while some issues are still lingering.

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The latest from Advocacy For Fairness in Sports!

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As March ends, the ‘madness’ in D1 basketball continues

Kareem Richardson

A new NCAA D1 men’s basketball champion will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 3 and going forward throughout the year, but it’s not difficult to look around and see outside of the cavalcade of names on championship banners from year to year, not much else has changed in the game. A recent study by Jason Belzer and Eli Boettger for Athletic Director U highlights the fact that the industry of coaching collegiate basketball is still stuck in the mid-20th century. The study claims to reveal discrimination in the coaching ranks that is not only prevalent but institutionalized.

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The problem of ‘sleeping with the enemy’

It’s no secret that the NFL has serious issues. Whether it’s delays and schemes in the concussion settlement, unethical prescription painkiller practices, inconsistent discipline, or concussion protocol problems, there are plenty of angles from which to criticize that league. Putting the NFL aside, there are issues with the collegiate level of American football as well.

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The Blitz 1/28/18

The Blitz

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review 📖Read of the Week: SCOOP: @domcosentino‘s story on how “The 1987 NFL Players Strike Created The Modern #NFL” is the 📖Read of the Week! https://t.co/PVOaJIyBtU — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 26, 2018 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement As impaired retirees’ claims are derailed and denied by …

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The Blitz – 1/21/18

The Blitz

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review 🐦Tweet of the Week: X x x x x x 📖Read of the Week: Michigan State officials couldn’t be bothered to drive three miles to watch Larry Nassar sentencing https://t.co/h2lG7suX8O Strong reporting via @DanWetzel — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 17, 2018 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement …

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The Blitz 1/14/18

The Blitz

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review 📖Read of the Week: “At this rate, the #NFL’s #concussion protocol is nothing more than words on paper. The only thing they appear to value less are the players on the field.” @donnovanbennett has some worthy suggestions if the NFL really wanted to solve the problem …

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The Blitz 1/7/18

The Blitz

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week In Review ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement #NFL #Concussion Lawyers Question Expert’s Analysis of Attorney Fees https://t.co/0v1KrFgGaa via @MMitchellTLI — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 5, 2018 Part 4 (and the final part) of my series on Concussion Settlement FAQs Part 4 of my series on #NFL #Concussion Settlement …

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The Blitz 12/31/17

Happy New Year - The Blitz

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week In Review 🐦Tweet of the Week: Random fun US Law fact: NYE 2017 (aka tomorrow) is the only day where every “adult” was born in the 1900s while every minor was born in the 2000s 😯 — Jaime Mittens (@SportsLawBlonde) December 30, 2017 📖Read of the Week: American …

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