The Blitz – July 17 – 23, 2017

Tweet of the Week:

⚖️Litigation Lane:

NFL Painkiller Lawsuit

As of publishing, to the best of my knowledge, my article and this one from Rick Maese at the Washington Post are the only ones covering the result of this important lawsuit, with the potential to negatively impact many NFL players.

NFL Concussion Settlement

Retirees who have not ALREADY opted out of the settlement will not be permitted to file future claims if they don’t register for the approved settlement…so...

➡️Opt-Out Cases

Judges typically don’t appreciate when attorneys flip arguments depending on whoever they happen to be defending.

Context of the complaint indicates “all” refers to pee-wee, high school, college and pro.

Numerous opt-outs have filed their individual complaints including

➡️Ted Johnson

➡️Deceptive Practices

Orioles vs. Nationals

Titleist vs.

Junior Galette Investment Fraud Lawsuit

Will MLB file suit against e-sports Overwatch League?

Madison Square Garden vs. City of Inglewood

?Crime Blotter:

O.J. Simpson Parole

Con man charged with defrauding NBA players out of sneakers

Dante Fowler

Faux Chad Johnson

?Concussion Discussion:

✊?Athlete Activism:

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

Lots of sports betting news this week so I decided to parlay it into a special edition.

?NFL Sidelines:

Ezekiel Elliot Dilemma


This is some excellent investigative journalism by Diana Moskovitz on the NFL’s investigation of Elliott:


⚾️MLB Hits:

?NBA Hoops:

?NHL Breakaways:

?NCAA Notebook:

?Decline of Hard-hitting Sports Journalism

ICYMI – My op-ed written shortly after the demise of Vocativ Sports:

?This & That

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