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Predators Lurk At Every Turn As Neurologically Impaired Ex-NFL Players Seek Concussion Settlement Relief

More retired NFL players died last year, than received an award from the much-heralded “billion dollar” concussion settlement.  According to profootballreference.com, 123 former players passed away in 2017.  From the time the claims process began last March, through the most recent claims report filed last week, only 110 claims have been paid to date.  In spite of this neurologically impaired retirees are still pursued relentlessly for whatever money they might by chance manage to receive.

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Tamarick Vanover chronicles classic story of disposable NFL players

Tamarick Vanover’s opponents on kickoff and punt coverage teams used to grasp at him in futility as he raced toward the end zone. Now nearly two decades later, Vanover feels that same futility in having anything to show for the days given to the NFL that he will never recoup.

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Dec 23

The Blitz 12/23/17

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review 📖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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The story of Bill Cesare demonstrates how little the NFL and NFLPA do to take care of former players

December 10, 2017 Derek Helling Many former NFL players are challenged to deal with the physical toll of playing football along with all the other struggles that life can present. The story of former NFL defensive back Bill Cesare is one such narrative. As a result of brain trauma suffered while playing football, Cesare’s relationships …

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Dec 10

The Blitz 12/10/17

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review 12/10/17 📖Read of the Week: Compelling read: Forget About Colin Kaepernick; I Think I’m Done With the NFL Just Because I Don’t Want to Watch Someone Die https://t.co/vw8Sg50Fk7 via @verysmartbros — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 9, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement There was a lot …

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Lane Johnson lawsuit and Players Coalition prove Cyrus Mehri is right about NFLPA

November 30, 2017 Derek Helling Attorney Cyrus Mehri may very well be the hero that the National Football League Players Association needs, even if he isn’t the hero that the leadership of the NFLPA deserves. A report by Mehri recently detailed how the union has harmed the interests of its membership, whose sole purpose it …

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Nov 26

The Blitz 11/26/17

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week of November 26, 2017 🐦Tweet of the Week: ⚖️Litigation Lane: Adrian Robinson Wrongful CTE Death Lawsuit I’ve selected this lawsuit as this week’s “headliner” because if the suit makes it back to State Court (and I think there’s a good chance) it could be a game-changer. My update …

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Nov 23

The Blitz – Turkey Trot Special

Essential Sports & Sports Law News 11/23/17 Happy Thanksgiving 📖This Issue’s Essential Read from Will Hobson & Steven Rich h/t Nancy Hogshead-Makar Hard-hitting @washingtonpost article; The fact that club and Olympic sports are a haven for pedophiles isn’t a sudden revelation. The USOC and NGBs have long known about it, but made the very calculated …

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Nov 19

The Blitz 11/19/17

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review – November 13-19, 2017 📖Reads of the Week: Special thanks to Ken Belson and Lindsay Gibbs for their excellent coverage of the NFL Concussion Settlement and for including Advocacy for Fairness in Sports in your work. More than four years after a deal was announced, Debilitated …

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Report Released By Cyrus Mehri Details Anti-Labor Stance Within NFLPA

Mehri’s report “chronicles the reckless spending of the NFLPA, following the money trail from NFLPA leadership to law firms with anti-union agendas on the receiving end.” November 16, 2017 Sheilla Dingus Every year a new NFL/NFLPA controversy makes news, casting a shadow on professional football.  Legal showdowns in which the players’ association without fail seems to …

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