Tag: painkiller abuse

New Layer of College Football Misconduct Unveiled in Askin Lawsuit

John Askin lawsuit against Notre Dame, NCAA

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Oral Arguments in the Evans Painkiller Lawsuit Against NFL Teams

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The Blitz – 1/21/18

The Blitz

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

Support Good 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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The Blitz 3/23/17

The Blitz

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

The Blitz Special Edition

💉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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The Blitz 3/17/17

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Blitz

⚖️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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The Blitz 2/27/17

The Blitz

💉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

Untangling the NFL's Painkiller Web

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

Jerry Wunsch injury

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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