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The Blitz – Super Bowl Media Day Special Edition

Media Day Blitz

The NFL’s Super Bowl Media Circus in Houston: As a former commissioner attempts to dig his way out of some 💩 HOF candidate Paul Tagliabue exclusive: My 1994 concussion remarks “a mistake“ https://t.co/BVIIvEgHF6 — Rick Gosselin (@RickGosselin9) February 1, 2017 The current commissioner continues to bury himself deeper… On Football: The Goodell-to-English translation machine helps us …

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The Blitz 2/2/17

The Blitz

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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The Blitz – February 1, 2017

The Blitz

Litigation Lane: News: Antitrust lawsuit filed vs. NFL and 28 teams alleging conspiracy to fix compensation of cheerleaders. Class action status requested. — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) February 1, 2017 Cheerleader antitrust lawsuit accuses the NFL and 28 teams of illegally agreeing to depress wages in 7 ways: pic.twitter.com/yxlBhD5vSt — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) February 1, 2017 …

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The Blitz – Special Edition – Painkillers and Concussions – Silent Killers -February 1, 2017

The Blitz Special Edition

Painkillers in the NFL Part 3 of my series Part 3 of my painkiller series analyzes 2 lawsuits currently in play. Big thanks to @WerlySportsLaw for the insights https://t.co/qTALfHfnYI — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 31, 2017 ICYMI:   Part 1 – Un-Tangling the NFL’s Web of Secrecy Part 2 – Are Prescription Painkillers an NFL …

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Painkiller Abuse in the NFL Part III: A Tale of Two Lawsuits

Painkillers in the NFL Part III

Painkiller use is part of a largely unseen culture within professional sports in general, and the NFL in particular. While no one would question the need for painkillers in a sport as inherently physical as professional football, where to draw the line between legitimate pain management and painkillers as a tool for exploitation of athletes is much less clear.

As I described in Part I, a culture has developed within the league that prioritizes getting the best players on the field in order to win football games, giving fans the star players they want to see, and most importantly from a league perspective, to generate ever increasing revenue.

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The Blitz 1/31/17

The Blitz

Concussion & CTE Awareness: A ruling in the Art DeCarlo CTE suit v. NFL may have broad significance. Big thx to @WALLACHLEGAL for his insights!https://t.co/3Z8Gw2HXsV — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 28, 2017 Junior Seau’s Sister and Other CTE Families Are Encouraging Brain Donations During Super Bowl Week https://t.co/6sa1SdtoE7 via @vicesports — Kimberly Archie (@kimberlyarchie) January …

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The Blitz – CTE Awareness Day 1/30/17

CTE Awareness Day - The Blitz

Concussion Discussion: A ruling in the Art DeCarlo CTE suit v. NFL may have broad significance. Big thx to @WALLACHLEGAL for his insights!https://t.co/3Z8Gw2HXsV — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 28, 2017 Is link between concussions and brain damage as real in hockey as football? https://t.co/ooCLKuPJXQ via @reviewjournal — NFLCSFacts (@NFLObjectors) January 30, 2017 The Charlotte Observer …

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The Blitz 1/30/17

The Blitz

Impact of Travel Ban on Sports: How Donald Trump’s Immigration Policy impacts the NBA (by @McCannSportsLaw) https://t.co/ImLl2qvpOh pic.twitter.com/J4p0DrwFIJ — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 29, 2017 NBPA head confirm that organization working on immigration issues of several NBA players who are now subject to deportation under Trump EO. https://t.co/qsoO5W6cAx — Dan Werly (@WerlySportsLaw) January 30, 2017 …

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Recent Court Ruling in DeCarlo Wrongful Death Lawsuit May Prove Beneficial to Other CTE Cases

Art DeCarlo

In November 2015 a wrongful death law suit was filed against the NFL by Arthur DeCarlo Jr., son of Arthur “Art” DeCarlo Sr., who was a defensive back in the NFL from 1953 through 1960. Drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1953, DeCarlo Sr. was quickly traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers where he played for a year prior to enlistment in the Army. While still in the Army, his contract was traded to the Washington Redskins. Afterward, he finished his NFL career playing for the Baltimore Colts from 1957 – 1960. “DeCarlo was exposed to numerous concussive and sub-concussive blows throughout his NFL career, [including] . . . loss-of-consciousness concussions where DeCarlo was subsequently returned to game play within the same game, within several plays of having been rendered unconscious,” states DeCarlo Jr., in the lawsuit.

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The Blitz 1/26/17

The Blitz

Concussion Discussion: League of Denial: Skeptical of #CTE link, #NHL won’t fund concussion research, via @nrarmour https://t.co/pwgelooUdH — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) January 26, 2017 Dolphins failed to follow concussion protocol with Matt Moore; the penalty is a somewhat strongly-worded letter https://t.co/JX58IEImck — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 25, 2017 NFL’s full statement on the Matt Moore concussion …

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