The Blitz

Important Sports and Sports Law News – July 30 – August 6, 2017


Tweet of the Week!

?   Read of the Week!

I don’t always post a “Read of the Week,” but this op-ed by Tim Baffoe is so well done and spot-on I consider it a MUST!  Baffoe addresses the national religion – that of football with the 32 NFL owners and their chosen commissioner sitting as the Football Church’s highest deities.   While written in the lens of Colin Kaepernick’s employment situation the principles of the religion that managed to steal a day of the week from Christianity apply in so many instances beyond and including Kaepernick – CTE and concussions, opioid abuse, non-guaranteed contracts, benefit denials, publicly funded stadiums, the unfettered power of the commissioner and much more.  It’s important to remember that these “gods” are mortals, they can and should be held responsible for their misdeeds.  As illustrated in the Classic Star Trek episode, “Who Mourns for Adonais?” these gods feed off our adoration (and resulting expenditures) but can be subdued when that adoration is denied and accountability demanded.  Here’s to the heretics. ?  If you don’t read any further in this Blitz, read this: 

⚖️Litigation Lane:

NFL Painkiller Lawsuit

NFL Concussion Settlement

Monday August 7 is the deadline for registration.

NY vs RD Legal Funding:

Quincy Baker et al vs. Riddell

NHL Concussion Injury Litigation

NFL Cheerleader Lawsuit

49ers ADA Lawsuit

NFL Sunday Ticket Antitrust Lawsuit

Rams Tax Lawsuit:

WHL Minimum Wage Lawsuit

Nyeem Wartman-White vs. Lloyds of London

?Crime Blotter

Charles Oakley

Da’Vante Phillips


?Concussion Discussion:

Lots of concussion news & player stories this week so I compiled some of the most essential reading here:

?Player Health and Safety

✊?Athlete Activism

?NFL Sidelines

Ezekiel Elliott

Lucky Whitehead

? NHL Breakaways:

?NBA Dunks:

⚾️MLB Strikes:

?NCAA Notebook:


? The Scoop on Sports Betting:

Put this on your calendar:


?In Memoriam:

?This & That:

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