Tag Archive: Oakland Raiders

Jan 12

The Blitz 1/12/17

This is not getting much attention…one of the NFL’s “dirty little secrets.”  NFL Admits Denial of Veteran Player’s Disability Benefits Without Review of Medical Records https://t.co/CFY9ULkIaz via @SheillaDingus — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 11, 2017 I normally don’t ask for shares and RT’s but on this one I’ll make exception. The only way change will …

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NFL Admits Denial of Veteran Player’s Disability Benefits Without Review of Medical Records

In the latest NFL Disability Plan response to a lawsuit filed by eleven-year veteran offensive lineman Darryl Ashmore in regard to denial of his disability claim, the Plan attorneys admit that his medical records haven’t even been reviewed! When I previously reported on this story, I noted his claim of disabilities resulting from eleven seasons in the NFL: chief among them, the neurological impact of frequent and severe migraines, encephalopathy, memory loss, depression, anxiety, impaired concentration, nausea and hypertension, as well as the physical manifestations of chronic pain in his neck, knees, back, wrist, and shoulders attributed to herniated discs, and degenerative arthritis.

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Dec 19

The Blitz 12/19/2016

At the “Gates”:   From DeflateGate II to walkie-talkies, the Giants are inadvertently trying their damnedest to exonerate the Patriots https://t.co/iB1eZup3f5 — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 18, 2016 The Giants are getting off easy for sideline walkie-talkies https://t.co/mR7fAb2HNC via @sbnation — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 19, 2016 So where did the Giants walkie-talkie that just so …

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Oct 29

The Blitz 10/29/16

Violence against women in sports and beyond: I’ve featured some very insightful articles and of course news of where it’s happening again. Nearly 20 domestic abuse victims per minute in the U.S. Most don’t have a football league to expose their abusers. https://t.co/fUDRTalBwZ — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 28, 2016 “2 years after NFL boss vowed …

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