The Blitz – August 13, 2017

Important Sports and Sports Law News –  August 7 – August 13, 2017

TwitterTweet of the Week (actually it’s a tie – Dr. Johnny Benjamin & Dr. Johnny Benjamin)

?Read of the Week:

⚖️Litigation Lane:

⚠️This week’s top story – Ezekiel Elliott:

 

NFL Concussion Settlement

 

NFL Insurers Lawsuit

NHL Concussion Injury Litigation

Mike Peluso vs. NJ Devils

Strikes for Kids vs. NFL

New NCAA Concussion Lawsuits

Andrew Hampton vs. NCAA

Houston Nutt vs. Ole Miss

Zachary Elias vs. Kenneth Davis

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Stadium Subsidy Suit

 

?Crime Blotter

?Concussion Discussion

This is a free event! All those in NH and surrounding states should make plans to attend.

?Player Health and Safety

✊?Athlete Activism:

?NFL Sidelines:

⚾️MLB Strikes

?NHL Breakaways:

?NCAA Notebook:

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

Great opportunity! Free Sports Betting Webinar – Tuesday August 15:


Sports Betting USA Conference next month in New York!

?This & That:

To me at least, this is scary – try getting critical, unbiased journalism from these sources:

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/08/13/theblitz-august-13-2017/

The Blitz

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

Twitter

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:

DFS

?In Memoriam:


?This & That:

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/08/06/the-blitz-2/

The Blitz Special Edition 8/6/17

Concussions, CTE & Cannabis

?Concussion Discussion:

For news, updates and discussion of concussion lawsuits please see this week’s regular Blitz edition.

?Cannabis Conversation:

For more essential sports and sports law news please check out the regular edition of The Blitz

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/08/06/the-blitz-special-edition-8617/

The Blitz

IMPORTANT SPORTS & SPORTS LAW NEWS JULY 24-30, 2017

Tweet of the Week:

⚖️Litigation Lane:

From last week…ICYMI….NFL Painkiller Lawsuit


Marvin Washington vs. Jeff Sessions

NFL Cheerleader Lawsuit


Super Bowl Ticket Lawsuit


NHL Concussion Injury Litigation


Speilman vs. Ohio State


Pepperdine Discrimination Lawsuit


LaVar Ball Lawsuit?

?Crime Blotter:

Lucky Whitehead

Michael Irvin


Roger Lewis


Marcus Gilbert


Gareon Conley

?Concussion Discussion:

 


Additional timeline in this compelling article from Evan Grossman

?Player Health & Safety:

?Cannabis Conversation:


?Racism in Sports:


✊?Athlete Activism:


?NFL Sidelines:

Ezekiel Elliott

NFLPA


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?NHL Breakaways:

?NCAA Notebook:

Ole Miss

UNC Academic Fraud

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

DFS

?This & That:

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/07/30/the-blitz/

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. Imagebogey.com

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


Consistency?


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

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⚾️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

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/07/23/the-blitz-july-17-23-2017/

The Blitz – Special Sports Betting Edition

The Blitz

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:


?DFS Picks

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/07/23/the-blitz-special-sports-betting-edition/

The Blitz July 10 – 16, 2017

Tweet of the week:

x⚖️Litigation Lane:

NFL Concussion Settlement:

Adrian Robinson wrongful death lawsuit against NFL, Riddell

Swank v. Valley Christian School

NFL Painkiller Lawsuit (Evans et al vs. AZ Cardinals et al)


Lane Johnson vs. NFL, NFLPA


Aaron Hernandez

Chris Spielman vs. Ohio State

Houston McNutt vs. Ole Miss


Marlins’ Fan Lawsuit

Larry Nasser/USA Gymnastics

Detroit Arena Funding Lawsuit:


Rams Relocation Lawsuit


Stadium Issues in Seattle


Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals


Josh Finkelman v. National Football League (Super Bowl XLVIII Ticket Lawsuit)


Venus Williams


Pete Rose vs. John Dowd


Junior Galette


Tim Duncan vs. Charles Banks

The biggest lawsuit that didn’t happen: Donald Trump vs. Bedminster

?Crime Blotter

Nathaniel Robinson


Adolphus Washington

D’Onta Foreman


Cody Latimer

Tyler Higbee


Ryan Lochte

?Concussion Discussion:

?Health & Safety

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

LOTS of sports betting news this weeks with the disintegration of the DraftKings/FanDuel merger, the end of their FTC lawsuit, and the class action taking place in Boston.  Also – more on the NJ Sports betting case; additional states preparing and Vice Sports handicapping of Supreme Court odds

?NFL Sidelines:

?NHL Breakaways:


⚾️MLB Strikes:

?NBA Dunks:

?NCAA Notebook:

✊?Athlete Activism:

?In Memoriam:

?This & That:

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/07/16/the-blitz-july-10-16-2017/

The Blitz – Sports Betting – July 10 – 16, 2017

?The Scoop on Sports Betting

New Jersey Sports Betting Case & PASPA


DraftKings/FanDuel

Merger:

FTC Antitrust Lawsuit

Filing just prior to announcement that DraftKings/FanDuel merger plans had dissolved.

And shortly thereafter…

Class Action:


Not exactly sports – but relevant:

Be sure to check out all the other sports law stories of the past week here:

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/07/16/the-blitz-sports-betting-july-10-16-2017/

The Blitz July 4 – 9, 2017

Tweet of the week:

⚖️Litigation Lane

CHL Minimum Wage Lawsuit


Derek Boogaard


Lane Johnson vs. NFL, NFLPA


Also noteworthy in this case. Judge Loi’s order, while an accurate assessment of fact, will likely make it much harder for players who seek to vacate an arbitration award, to be able to do so outside SDNY in the future.


Venus Williams


Minor League Baseball Minimum Wage Lawsuit

Nadia Axakowsky v. NFL Films


Eli Manning Memorabilia Lawsuit


Baylor


Larry Nassar/MSU/USA Gymnastics


Racist Allegations Against the Atlanta Hawks


SF 49ers, Ticketmaster Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination Against Disabled


Tajae Sharpe, Sebastian Tretola Assault Litigation

?Crime Blotter:

Derek Loville


The story of De’von Hall’s downward spiral and its tragic toll could just as easily have been placed under the “Concussion Discussion” header. Witness accounts allege he killed is mother in a violent outburst. His family says they’re not sure he even remembers or realizes she’s dead. Heartbreaking. ?

 


Marcus Morris

?Concussion Discussion:

 

?Health & Safety:

 

✊?Athlete Activism:

 

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

 

?NFL Sidelines

In Memoriam:

?This & That

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/07/10/the-blitz-july-4-9-2017/

The Blitz June 26 – July 3, 2017

⚖️Litigation Lane:


NFL Concussion Settlement


NHL Concussion Injury Litigation

Eli Manning Memorabilia Case


Nadia Axakowsky vs. NFL Films


FTC vs. DraftKings/FanDuel


Don Henderson vs. Calgary Flames


Chief Wahoo


NFL Sunday Ticket Lawsuit


Washington Redskins


USA Gymnastics


Paterno Family vs. NCAA


Detroit Pistons/Red Wings Arena Lawsuit

?Concussion Discussion:

Research

?Player Health and Safety:

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

Sports betting is headed to the Supreme Court!  This special edition of “The Blitz” is a compilation of the best breaking and early stories – along with a bit of background on the case.

✊?Athlete Activism:

Patrick O’Sullivan speaks up about child abuse and the wrong way to keep your child in sports.

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?NFL Sidelines:

⚾️MLB Strikes:

?NHL Breakaways:

?In Memoriam:

?This & That:

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/07/03/the-blitz-june-26-july-3-2017/

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