Tag Archive: painkiller abuse

Jan 21

The Blitz – 1/21/18

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review 🐦Tweet of the Week: X x x x x x 📖Read of the Week: Michigan State officials couldn’t be bothered to drive three miles to watch Larry Nassar sentencing https://t.co/h2lG7suX8O Strong reporting via @DanWetzel — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 17, 2018 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement …

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It’s time to support good sports journalism

Sheilla Dingus @SheillaDingus June 14, 2017 I just discovered that Vocativ Sports is no more. I find it particularly distressing in that this was an outlet that wasn’t the least bit shy in reporting on the injustices in the sports world. One of their writers Robert Silverman I’ll particularly miss on the Vocativ platform (although …

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Mar 23

The Blitz 3/23/17

👮Crime Blotter: Aaron Hernandez The government’s star witness in Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial took the stand and admitted to being a drug dealer https://t.co/1lm5Y6Qdg2 pic.twitter.com/GHChCrNygp — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) March 20, 2017 Possible jury issue in #AaronHernandez case, someone claiming to be “Juror 8” posted about case on Reddit: https://t.co/HOj9bI2gNJ — Chris Villani (@ChrisVillani44) …

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Mar 17

The Blitz – Painkiller & Concussion Special Edition 3/17/17

💉Painkiller Pandemonium: .@MercPurdy really nailed it here: https://t.co/hPpkHyxsr1 pic.twitter.com/0InnoG7ObD — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 11, 2017 Judge unseals documents, as @NFLPA expresses alarm at painkillers report https://t.co/SH1lqy1Zp1 via @RickMaese — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 11, 2017 NFLPA Statement on Abuse of Painkillers and Prescription Drugs https://t.co/VQe6FfNYCK — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 11, 2017 I can’t help …

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Mar 17

The Blitz 3/17/17

⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Painkiller lawsuit US lawmakers demand answers from Goodell over allegation teams doled out painkillers unsafely https://t.co/s89ZfjTqWS via @nationalpost — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 16, 2017 Lawsuit: NFL Teams Repeatedly Broke Federal Drug Laws, Handed Opioids Out Like Candy [Updated] https://t.co/vbZ8Ma5Gdx via @deadspin — Debra Pyka (@DebbiePyka) March 11, 2017 I can’t help …

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Feb 27

The Blitz 2/27/17

💉Painkiller Pandemonium: My latest installment about painkiller abuse in the #NFL includes additional allegations against the league https://t.co/ZSSMxEnQsb — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) February 27, 2017 Supplement: Ex-#NFL Player stories of injuries, pressure, and painkillers 🏈💉💊🏈https://t.co/0cAaQSj6dk — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) February 27, 2017 While marijuana presents a potentially safer alternative to opioids and NSAIDS, will it …

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EX-NFL Players Impacted by Pressure to Play Through Pain

SUPPLEMENTAL: In an article published on February 27, 2017 I broke down elements of an ongoing lawsuit between former NFL players and the 32 member clubs of the league. While the stories are different, there are commonalities to each. Every player was pressured to play through injuries facilitated by the use of prescription painkillers. The players charge the league and its teams of misrepresenting and concealing the dangers of the drugs that were administered to them. I included some sample player narratives in the main article but for the sake of brevity (or some semblance thereof) I edited out these compelling stories, but felt they needed to be shared. So here they are. And they are representative of thousands.

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Amended Lawsuit Brings New Painkiller Allegations Against the NFL

Sheilla Dingus February 27, 2017 On February 22., a group of retired football players filed a 127-page second amended complaint against the 32 teams of the NFL, upping the allegations of painkiller abuse and seeking certification for class-action. Previously Judge Alsup of the Ninth Circuit Court, who is presiding over this case issued an order …

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Painkillers in the NFL Trilogy

My Trilogy on painkiller abuse in the NFL takes a deep dive into the problem it poses, some of the players it impacts, and the ensuing lawsuits. I’ve placed links to all three articles here as well as a few related pieces. I hope you’ll check it out.

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Judge’s Order Keeps NFL Painkiller Lawsuit Alive

On February 3, Judge William Alsup ruled on a Motion to Dismiss filed by the member clubs of the NFL, granting in part and denying in part, thus allowing a proposed class-action painkiller suit filed by retired NFL players to move forward. The lawsuit, one of two currently in the Ninth Circuit, claims that the NFL and its member clubs created a “return to play” culture that placed players at greater risk of permanent injury and potential organ damage by administering high dosages of pain medications over a prolonged period of time without issuing any warning of adverse effects.

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