The Blitz 4/17/17 – Updated!

?Painkiller Pandemonium & the Cannabis Conversation?

New filing in the NFL Clubs painkiller lawsuit

A casual reading of the complaint would indicate players seek damages from concealment and masking of their injuries by way of imprudent use of painkillers, however . . .

It’s interesting to note that the NFL Clubs reference the players’ disability and workers’ compensation applications in order to infer that the injuries were football related and therefore outside the statute of limitations (which they would be if they were suing in that regard.)  I did a little digging and learned that all but four players (Evans – deceased; Renfro and Greene; and Ashmore (currently appealing a denial) were granted disability in some form.  Their argument is that the players were injured from playing football, which they were, but the Clubs attempt to divert the allegations of how players were pressured to play through injuries with the over-use of painkillers which amplified and exacerbated the problem.  The players state that it was many years after their injuries occurred, or for some, internal organ damage surfaced, that the correlation between the painkillers and their current health problems was realized.  The manner in which the Court views the statute of limitations will likely be one of the biggest factors and hurdles for the players to overcome in this case.

Marijuana/CBD presents a promising solution . . .

A few excerpts . . .

⚖️Litigation Lane:

In this new Conduct Detrimental episode, Daniel Wallach and Dan Werly take on the Aaron Hernandez “not guilty” verdict, Eli Manning and the Giants’ “Memorabiliagate” developments and the relocation lawsuit brought by the City of St. Louis against the NFL and how it may impact relocations going forward.  ❗️SPOILER ALERT❗️  Wallach says, “It may be time for the NFL to face a significant defeat.”  Make sure you give this a listen!

Eli Manning  Memorabilia Lawsuit

Great American Insurance Company vs. The Big 10 Conference (concussion coverage lawsuit)

NFL Concussion Settlement

City of St. Louis vs. NFL

?Crime Blotter:

Aaron Hernandez

Ray McDonald

?NFL Sidelines:

 ?NCAA Notebook:

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

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