Tag Archive: player safety

Feb 16

The Blitz 2/16/17

⚠️Player Health & Safety: Mental illness is often brushed into the shadows, but it shouldn’t be.  If you only read one article, make it this one. Very important read (thanks @SheillaDingus)…Former NHL goalie @CoreyHirsch: Coping with darkness @PlayersTribune. https://t.co/uVOx9z164j — Ron Barry (@ronbarry21) February 16, 2017 Illinois Workers Compensation Bill I wrote this earlier in …

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Feb 13

The Blitz 2/13/17

Litigation Lane: Jury trial in Joe Mixon civil case set for Sept. 12, 2017, per court order: pic.twitter.com/XMD7aB2lLf — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) February 13, 2017 ICYMI: Dr. Mitch Abrams weighs in on how to curb the violent culture in college athletics. Judge orders Canadian hockey leagues to unseal financial records https://t.co/u01h1BoJVQ — LexSportiva (@AMELIAsportLAW) February …

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Jan 13

The Blitz 1/13/17

Concussion Discussion NFL players to high schoolers: Playing through a concussion doesn’t make you more of a man https://t.co/37qDjxS3XQ — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 12, 2017 Jackson: I would have never played football https://t.co/qWZCMk9Q6l But w/baseball only + hip necrosis would he have had same hip injury? — ExerciseYourBrain (@NOTaCTEdenier) January 12, 2017 Student athletes …

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Half-Time in the CBA – A conversation with Ben Leber

By Sheilla Dingus November 7, 2016 Rewind the NFL game clock to 2011; Commissioner Roger Goodell has entered the five-year mark of his tenure and is now beginning to assert his authority as the emperor-like ruler of the league.  DeMaurice Smith, ascending to his second year as Executive Director of the NFLPA, is not a …

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Oct 30

The Blitz Special Edition – Concussions and Player Safety

To start…a powerful piece from Jonathan P. Baird of the Concord Monitor about NFL apathy and the devastating aftermath of concussions at all playing levels: Jonathan P. Baird: As the NFL’s problems grow, conscience is sidelined https://t.co/LtiGTOSKMF via @conmonitornews…… #POWERFUL — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) October 30, 2016 NFL concussion litigation: Brain Injury Association of America Files …

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How the NFLPA may have fumbled player safety

Intriguing thoughts from 3X Superbowl Champ Matt Chatham by Sheilla Dingus September 27, 2016 The 2016 NFL season is barely four weeks underway and at least 183 players representing almost every team in the NFL are dealing with injuries in varying degrees according to ESPN.  Of the 1,696 active players composed of thirty-two 53 man rosters …

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