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Open Letter to Roger Goodell

Dear Mr. Goodell, Thank you for the recent letter to NFL fans.  I’m pleased to see that the League is paying attention to certain concerns. I feel that the manner in which you addressed these issues in your letter shows much promise and wish you the very best in implementing some positive changes. I especially …

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Deflategate ‘Legacy’ Lives on in Wideman Ruling

Sheilla Dingus March 21, 2017 Two professional athletes – Dennis Wideman and Tom Brady; two sports – hockey and football; two CBAs; two very different suspensions; two appeals – all intrinsically linked through one court and opinion. Through a single ruling one player’s suspension was affirmed while another’s was slashed. What happened? Short answer: Deflategate, …

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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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Why does the NFLPA Want to Stop Leaping Field Goal Blocks?

Sheilla Dingus March 5, 2015 Last week at the Combine, the NFLPA presented a request for a rule change to the NFL Competition Committee.  As first reported by Mark Maske of the Washington Post, NFLPA President Eric Winston said: The jumping over on the field goal, I think, is just leading to a really dangerous …

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Mar 04

The Blitz 3/4/17 Weekend Edition

 ⚖️Litigation Lane: Karl Towns Sr. vs. Crunch? Karl Towns Sr. considering lawsuit against Wolves https://t.co/tVhTpCvE36 via @McCannSportslaw — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 4, 2017 CHL minimum wage lawsuit From @RWesthead: Focus shifts to franchise values in CHL minimum-wage case: https://t.co/xLvPlqtCXr pic.twitter.com/dF0Hou6Piy — TSN (@TSN_Sports) March 3, 2017 Los Angeles Lakers / Jeanie Buss Jeanie Buss’ …

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Mar 03

The Blitz Special Edition 3/3/17 Concussions & CTE

Today’s biggest headline grabber is the NHL’s most recent attempts to discredit the science of concussions and CTE, and because of this, I decided to put out a special edition of the Blitz to focus on this important issue.  The sports leagues need to realize that people are watching, and moreover, that they care, and …

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NFLPA Uses Deflategate Precedent Against Lane Johnson

A short time later, the NFLPA filed a sealed motion to dismiss. Both the NFL and NFLPA agree that Johnson’s arbitration ruling was correctly upheld because by his own admission he ingested the substance in question and that the lawsuit should be moved to New York, claiming the case has no connection to Ohio outside of it being the location of Johnson’s lawyers.
On February 8, Judge Sara Lioi issued an order staying, or placing on hold the proceedings until she could render a decision on the motions to dismiss or transfer. In violation of the order, Johnson presented the judge with a “Valentine gift” on February 14, in filing an amended complaint which attempted to show further case connections to Ohio.

The Story of an NFL Wife – a Conversation with Cyndy Feasel

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live a fairy tale dream come true? And then see it unravel thread by thread? This is Cyndy Feasel’s reality. Cyndy was married to Grant Feasel who was center and long snapper in the NFL from 1984 – 1993, and was a starter for most of his career. I caught up with her recently and we discussed her experiences.

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.

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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