The Blitz – Weekend Edition 5/12/17

??In honor of Mother’s Day??

“My Mom, My Hero” by David Nelson – NFL, retired

More on David:

NFL Mom Annie Apple on domestic violence, college football, doing the right thing & more

⚖️Litigation Lane:

Titans’ Tajae Sharpe & Sebastian Tretola

Art DeCarlo vs. NFL

NFL Painkiller Lawsuits and NFLPA Grievance

My initial story on the NFLPA grievance:

NHL Concussion Injury Litigation

Raiders’ Cheerleader Minimum Wage Lawsuit

Aaron Hernandez

Lorenzo Breland vs. Arena Football

USA Gymnastics

?Crime Blotter:

Mike Scott

Robby Anderson

?Concussion Discussion:

?Health & Safety:

Important message from Drew Brees. Heat stroke can affect an athlete in any sport and is especially dangerous at the high school level because in part of a shortage of athletic trainers who are trained to recognize and immediately address the symptoms. For this reason it is a leading killer of athletes at the high school level.

?Cannabis Conversation:

?NFL Sidelines:

Colin Kaepernick

Tim Kawakami’s Mercury News article sorts through the misinformation campaigns and points to an unofficial black balling of the quarterback.  Kawakami cuts through the myths and zero’s in on the facts.

Michael McCann examines Kaepernick’s limited legal options.


Dwight Harrison’s case is only atypical in that he received benefits for a time.



?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

If you’re following the NFL’s sports betting hypocrisy, and wondering how their words and actions might collide, Daniel Wallach’s trilogy is essential reading.

?This & That:

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