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The Blitz 12/23/17

Merry Christmas from Advocacy for Fairness in Sports

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

Bill Casare

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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The Blitz 12/10/17

The Blitz

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

NFL-NFLPA Zebras

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 is supposed to be to serve, by giving the millions of dollars it has to dole out in legal fees to attorneys and firms with blatant anti-labor biases. With his findings, Mehri concludes that the NFLPA has become the dramatic foil to its express purpose, working against the interests of NFL players instead of protecting them. Recent developments in somewhat unrelated matters act to substantiate Mehri’s claims.

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The Blitz 11/26/17

The Blitz

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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The Blitz – Turkey Trot Special

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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The Blitz 11/19/17

Happy Thanksgiving from The Blitz

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

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

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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The Blitz 10/29/17

The Blitz

Important Sports & Sports Law News Week of 10/22/17 – 10/28/17 🐦Tweet of the Week: I talk better in court. You think lawyers speak Latin at home? “Ergo, I respectfully request that opposing seatmate pass the salt.” No. — The Cranky Lawyer 😠 (@eleebeck) October 24, 2017 Most of the stuff I tweet is dead …

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The Blitz 10/8/17

The Blitz

Important Sports & Sports Law News Week of October 8, 2017   📖Read of the Week: Six days in September: NFL players seized control as league scrambled https://t.co/VhYhIuvVGs via @DVNJr & @SethWickersham — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) October 1, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement My deep-dive into the disturbing maze of obstacles facing players in …

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