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The Blitz 12/7/16

The Blitz

Cardell Hayes Trial for Murder of Will Smith: Will Smith’s widow recounts his final moments publicly for 1st time in riveting courtroom testimony. W/@johnsimerman https://t.co/g4h1j9xb1x — Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) December 7, 2016 Louisiana “stand your ground” law at issue in the trial of the man who killed former Saints star Will Smith https://t.co/ChKeLp6peP — …

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The Blitz 12/6/16

The Blitz

Cardell Hayes Trial for the Murder of Will Smith: Jury selection took place in New Orleans on Monday in the murder trial of Cardell Hayes for the murder of former New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith.  Voir dire questioning took place all day and was finally completed at 9:42 PM.  The jury composition is 8 …

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The Blitz 12/5/16

The Blitz

NFL News: Professional football may be experiencing the slow, inevitable crumble of a Roman-style empire https://t.co/5SBhOrd3IC — New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) December 5, 2016 Star quarterbacks incl @drewbrees & @Favre4Official put Tom Brady’s 201 wins in perspective https://t.co/ME11l5jzoC via @MikeReiss — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 4, 2016 Alan Branch on overturned 4-game suspension: ‘Kind …

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The Blitz 12/2/16

The Blitz

CBA Talk: The Dans discuss the new MLB CBA, and then segue into an in-depth on what to expect in the NBA.  Incl. discussion of NFL and how Trump presidency likely won’t help NFLPA in court. Also overview of how legalized sports betting could be beneficial to leagues and players.  Lots of great info you …

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Why Packers’ Mike Pennel’s Suit Against the NFL & NFLPA Isn’t Likely to Go Far

Michael Pennel

By Sheilla Dingus December 1, 2016 UPDATED: Happily, I missed on this one.  Mike Pennel did indeed reach a settlement with the defendants forcing appointment of the correct number of arbitrators.  Read on for the background and why this case was such a longshot that eventually prevailed. On Tuesday Michael Pennel, defensive tackle for the …

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The Blitz 12/1/16

The Blitz

Prescription Painkillers in the NFL: My latest: Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones to be Deposed in RX Painkiller Lawsuit https://t.co/odufrjeMFL — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 30, 2016 Interesting facts incl this 1:Individuals w/ a brain injury are more susceptible to addiction issues- Yet players are pumped w/ painkillers. https://t.co/EWVrtDtzEE — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 1, 2016 …

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Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones to be Deposed in RX Painkiller Lawsuit

Jerry Jones addresses player in locker room

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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The Blitz 11/30/16

The Blitz

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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The Blitz 11/29/16

The Blitz

The Latest Conduct Detrimental Podcast takes up issues from throughout the realm of sports law: Listen in as Dan Werly and Daniel Wallach lend their insights as to what’s next for Ezekiel Elliott and Josh Brown; Derrick Rose trial insights; new developments in the quest for legal sports betting, NCAA transfer lawsuit and just about everything …

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The Blitz 11/28/16

The Blitz

Concussion Discussion: NHL Players Ask Judge To Unseal Head Injury Case Evidence https://t.co/z6oGYnsLFo via @Law360 — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 28, 2016 Could this possibly be related to concussions and head injury? Former Pro Football Players Prone to High Incidence of Hearing Loss https://t.co/mi3nNDv5rQ via @benzinga — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 26, 2016 NCAA has …

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