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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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The Blitz 1/25/17

The Blitz

Painkiller Pandemonium: In 2014, the @NFL injury total was more than 1,300. I wonder how many #opioids were prescribed during that season. #cannabis4pain pic.twitter.com/Ar1M14c80w — Eugene Monroe (@MrEugeneMonroe) January 23, 2017 Part 2 of my Painkillers in the #NFL Series https://t.co/DFLPNNYWJd — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 24, 2017 Concussion Discussion: Tonight, @RealSportsHBO airs its segment …

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The Blitz 1/24/17

The Blitz

NFL Sidelines: #Patriots heading to #SuperBowl to face their biggest rival, and it’s not the #Falcons https://t.co/X2NNIhI73r via @sportsreiter — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 24, 2017 Where is Roger? Heading to #Houston for the #SuperBowl same as Brady https://t.co/cY7fTc6gzl via @nrarmour — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 24, 2017 Former Texans linebacker’s lawsuit alleging poor field …

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The Blitz 1/23/17

The Blitz

NFL Conference Championships AFC The #Patriots resounding victory over the Steelers drew reaction from a lot of current and former NFL players. https://t.co/Rytm9eRGz3 — FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 23, 2017 Tom Brady and Bill Belichick head to their seventh Super Bowl, something no coach or player has ever done https://t.co/z4EqiA6kZR — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January …

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Are Prescription Painkillers an NFL Sanctioned PED?

Are prescription painkillers an NFL sanctioned PED?

Going into the final stretch of the 2016-2017 season, the NFL has imposed 44 fines or suspensions on players for violations of the league’s substance abuse or performance enhancing substance policies. Much of the substance abuse discipline is related to players’ use of marijuana, some for medical purposes as in the case of Bills OT Seantrel Henderson, who was suspended for using physician prescribed cannabis for symptomatic treatment of Crohn’s Disease, a gastrointestinal disease so painful that it renders many of its sufferers unable to walk. Cannabis is one of the few, and also most effective ways of treating this presently incurable disease. Other players who may use marijuana for pain management related to playing injuries are also subject to suspensions, should they be caught – regardless of whether or not marijuana use is legal in the state where they live.
Numerous other players have faced fines and suspensions for ingesting performance enhancing drugs, several, allegedly by accident. Eagles RT Lane Johnson has filed a lawsuit against both the NFL and Players’ Association claiming in addition to a number of procedural violations that the Aegis app provided to players is not accurate and the union isn’t doing enough to protect players from accidental ingestion of banned substances.
The one class of drugs the NFL does not appear to have a problem with is painkillers – both of the opioid and NSAID variety – yet these are allegedly used outside the boundaries of medical guidelines constituting imposed substance abuse for the sole purpose of enhancing players’ ability to perform and remain in the game. If statements made by dozens of former players and a handful of active players are true – and I see little if any reason for doubt, – then the NFL is engaged in a dangerous hypocrisy regarding drug use.

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The Blitz Weekend Edition 1/21/17

The Blitz - Weekend Edition

Concussion Discussion: In the NHL Boston University refuses NHL request for CTE research records. @rwesthead has MORE: https://t.co/hpdSyp57FL pic.twitter.com/8r8ohmSlE1 — TSN (@TSN_Sports) January 20, 2017 Boston University refuses to turn over CTE research records as part of NHL concussion lawsuit: https://t.co/t8Fl8uWlWE pic.twitter.com/kDR6EFXD9p — Dan Werly (@WerlySportsLaw) January 20, 2017 NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s position on concussions: …

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