Tag: Roger Goodell

EXCLUSIVE: NFL’s Latest Dirty Deed Has Been Exposed

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If there’s one thing consistent about the NFL, it’s their passion in denying benefits to former players. Roxanne Gordon described how the NFL fought and fought until her husband Amon’s thrice approved claim was denied when the NFL was given a 4th bite at the apple, and then backed up with a final denial by Judge Anita B. Brody on July 2.
Judge Brody’s order was cryptic at best, alluding to references that were no where to be found. She did not attach supporting documents with the arguments she viewed just as she didn’t in two rulings on June 13, which I wrote about shortly afterward. The article had barely been published when I was contacted by Kendra Stabler Moyes, daughter of beloved Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, to tell me one of those denials was her father’s claim. Now the family affected by Judge Brody’s most recent ruling has come forward.

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The NFL’s Appeal Withdrawal Resembles a Trojan Horse

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To recap the latest developments in the strange world of the NFL Concussion Settlement, four events require closer examination.  The NFL’s unexpected withdrawal of a bombshell appeal; the subsequent cancellation of the hearing on that appeal, Co-Lead Class Counsel Chris Seeger’s victorious PR campaign, and Her Honor, Judge Anita B. Brody’s substantive ruling on a mooted appeal.

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Fraud Investigator To Be Appointed for Concussion Settlement At NFL’s Request

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On Wednesday, Judge Brody issued an order that will likely be the death knell to most dementia claims in the NFL Concussion Settlement after the Special Masters in charge of settlement operations made a request to the Court. In April, the NFL filed a motion requesting a special court-appointed fraud investigator, claiming that massive fraud was holding up valid claims.  A hearing on the motion was held in May, and on July 18, Judge Brody issued a notice stating that she would defer ruling on the motion unless either Claims Administrator BrownGreer of the Special Masters made the request.  I was present at the hearing and it seemed that the Claims Administrator and Special Masters were opposed at the time.  No reason for reversal of that opinion was stated in the Special Masters’ request, leaving one to speculate as to their changed position.

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Recent Non-Public Documents Reveal NFL’s Latest Scheme to Screw Players Filing Dementia Claims

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Exclusive: Advocacy For Fairness in Sports has obtained non-public concussion settlement documents which provide a glimpse into the NFL’s latest attempt to put the screws to players hoping to hold the league accountable for diagnosed neurocognitive damage sustained during their football careers. On August 30, the following email was sent to several attorneys representing players from Claims Administrator BrownGreer.

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NFL’s Treatment Of Retired Players in Concussion Settlement Shows League’s Lack of Integrity

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Roger Goodell and the NFL talk about integrity quite a bit.  Nothing is more important to them than the integrity of the game, they say.  Perhaps they need to invest in some dictionaries, because they speak of integrity but deliver the opposite.

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The Blitz 12/23/17

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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 Blitz 12/17/17

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Essential Sports & Sports Law News December 17, 2017 Week in Review 📖Read of the Week: Ex-NFL player Larry Johnson grapples with violent urges and memory loss. He thinks it’s CTE. https://t.co/HNxDXg5TEk — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 13, 2017 If you need a link that isn’t behind the paywall, CLICK HERE I truly and honestly …

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The Blitz 12/10/17

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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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The Blitz 12/3/17

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Essential Sports & Sports Law Week in Review 📖Read of the Week: Absolutely worth a read: Is This the End of the NFL? https://t.co/YHcpMFoyGy via @intelligencer — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 27, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement #NFL #Concussion Settlement News: Chris Seeger is at it again! While the situation is far from humorous, …

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Lane Johnson lawsuit and Players Coalition prove Cyrus Mehri is right about NFLPA

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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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