The Blitz 2/22/17

⚖Litigation Lane:

NFL Painkiller Lawsuit

Lawrence Tynes vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Minor League Baseball Players Minimum Wage Lawsuit


Jose Fernandez wrongful death lawsuit

?Crime Blotter:

Cuban Baseball Smuggling

Theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Jersey

Darrelle Revis

Cedric Benson


Joey Porter

Concussion Discussion:

?NFL Sidelines:

?NBA Hoops:

⚾️MLB Strikes:

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

?This & That:

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The Blitz 2/21/17

⚖Litigation Lane:

NFL vs. Insurers

Lane Johnson vs. NFL & NFLPA

De Marcus Cousins nightclub incident

?Crime Blotter:

Darrelle Revis

In this Conduct Detrimental podcast, the Dans breakdown everything you need to know going into Revis’ preliminary hearing on Thursday.

Powerful food for thought. Must read!

Kevin Olsen

?Concussion Discussion:

Tony Dorsett

George Visger


Jeff Astle

?NFL Sidelines:

?NBA Hoops:

?NCAA Notebook:

Womens Basketball

USA Gymnastics

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:


SXSW Sports Betting Panel

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?This & That:

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The Blitz 2/20/17

⚖Litigation Lane:

Lane Johnson


Anderson University football player sues school for injuries

?Crime Blotter:

Darrelle Revis

Revis’ teammate Brandon Marshall says the voice on the video tape isn’t Revis


So does his attorney


Ezekiel Elliott


Stanley Wilson II


Aaron Hernandez

Kevin Olsen


Michael Floyd DUI

?Illinois Workers Compensation Bill:

?Concussion Discussion:

?NFL Sidelines:

Adelson appears to be a tempting lure, but will the NFL bite and in doing so, reverse their stance on gambling?


Steelers Le’Veon Bell Injury


Patriots Fan Sends Roger Goodell a Thank You Letter


Will the Commissioner Find this New Super Bowl Celebration Video Offensive?


San Diego Journalist refers to Goodell as an “Invertebrate,” Says Adam Silver Could Teach Him a Thing or Two

?NBA Hoops:

⚾️MLB Strike Zone:


Jeurys Familia Domestic Violence Investigation

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

✈️Travel Ban:

?This & That:


Must read story on mental illness and recovery

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/02/20/the-blitz-22017/

The Blitz Weekend 2/18/17

The Blitz

?Crime Blotter:

Per Daniel Wallach, at the 2/23 preliminary hearing, the District Attorney must present evidence that a crime was committed, if so the Magistrate will bind the case over for trial; if not, then some or all of the charges could be dropped.


NFL star Darrelle Revis surrenders on felony assault, robbery charges after South Side fight / WTAE Pittsburgh

Michael Floyd begins serving DUI sentence:


Trent Richardson is arrested on domestic violence charges.

Aaron Hernandez second murder trial


Austin Seferian-Jenkins DUI


Will O.J. Simpson be released from prison this year?

⚖Litigation Lane:

Lawsuit against the estate of Jose Fernandez:

Families of 2 other boat-crash victims sue Jose Fernandez’s estate claiming negligence by Katie Strang at ESPN

Is Charles Oakley heading toward a lawsuit? (A stock trader who was treated about the same at MSG is suing.)

Stock trader sues Madison Square Garden after arrest for yelling ‘Carmelo, You Stink!’ at Knicks star leaves him without a job / Barbara Ross NY Daily News

CHL Minimum Wage Lawsuit


Tug of “Turf” War in Lance Johnson Case


Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins

?Concussion Discussion:

NHL Concussion Injury Litigation

✊?Athlete Action & Activism:

?NFL Sidelines:

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

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The Blitz 2/17/17

?Crime Blotter:

Charges pending against NFL cornerback Darrelle Revis

Developments in Adam “Pac Man” Jones case

Jury selection continues in Aaron Hernandez second murder trial


Vince Young DUI

⚖Litigation Lane:

Cheerleader lawsuit against the NFL

NFL pushes back at insurers with amended lawsuit


Related…

NFL Sunday Ticket anti-trust lawsuit

Lane Johnson vs. NFL, NFLPA


Gilbert Arenas vs. Car Dealership


#RaiseTheCat

DeMeco Ryans turf injury lawsuit

?Concussion Discussion:

✊?Athlete Activism:

?NFL Sidelines:

?NBA Hoops:

Charles Oakley / James Dolan saga

?USA Gymnastics Sexual Abuse Investigation:

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

?This & That:

Trump’s travel ban

Impact of NC HB2

Yes!!!! ???


Indiana is considering a law against referee abuse.

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/02/17/the-blitz-21717/

The Blitz 2/16/17

⚠️Player Health & Safety:

Mental illness is often brushed into the shadows, but it shouldn’t be.  If you only read one article, make it this one.

Illinois Workers Compensation Bill

I wrote this earlier in the week and updated today with some additional information.

Painkiller Pandemonium

?Concussion Discussion:

NHL Concussion Injury Litigation

NFL Concussion Settlement

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⚖Litigation Lane:

?Crime Blotter:

?NFL Sidelines:

?NHL Breakaways:

?NBA Hoops:

?A Day at the Races:

?NCAA Notebook:

MSU sexual assault allegations in gymnastics and football

Title IX

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

SXSW Sports Betting Panel

 

   

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Kudos and congratulations to Daniel Wallach, Andrew Brandt, Gabe Feldman, and Sara Rayme for bringing this timely and important topic into the SXSW spotlight!

✊?Athlete Activism:

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The Blitz 12/14/17

Happy Valentine's Day!
Player Rights, Health & Safety:

I published an article yesterday on Illinois Senate Bill 12 which if passed will curtail workers’ compensation benefits to professional athletes.  This is an article from Derek Helling.  In it he brings out some additional facts and takes a different perspective that I did, but pretty much arrives at the same conclusion.  I hope you’ll check out his story.

. . . And mine:

Dangerous. . . Threatens recent strides made in regard to player safety and concussion awareness

Concussion Discussion:

Litigation Lane:

CHL Minimum Wage Lawsuit

Lance Armstrong

University of Kansas

Bradley Landlord Lawsuit

Crime Blotter:

NFL Sidelines:

NBA Hoops:

Charles Oakley / James Dolan saga

MLB Strikes:

Domestic Violence

NCAA Notebook:

Title IX

Athlete Activism:

The Scoop on Sports Betting:

This & That:

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/02/14/the-blitz-121417/

The Blitz 2/13/17

Litigation Lane:

ICYMI: Dr. Mitch Abrams weighs in on how to curb the violent culture in college athletics.

Crime Blotter:

Sometimes second chances are merited; at other times whether or not they deserved seems less clear.  In the case of Ausar Walcott it seems he should deserve a rebound chance…

Athlete Activism:

Player Safety:

Concussion Discussion:

NFL Sidelines:

NBA Hoops:

NCAA Notebook:

This & That:

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/02/13/the-blitz-21317/

The Blitz Weekend Edition 2/11/17

Crime Blotter:

Charles Oakley headlines “Crime Blotter” today although it’s questionable in regard to whether his actions actually constitute a crime, as Dolan’s response draws angst from players and fans alike. 


Elsewhere…


Litigation Lane:

Not specifically sports related, but the implications are there…

Concussion Discussion:

ICYMI


Interesting…

Painkiller Pandemonium:

More on Jerry Jones deposition

NFL Sidelines:


#Deflategate

NCAA Notebook:

Alston Case:


It appears the GOP is working very hard to diminish any balance between labor and management perspectives; projecting difficult times ahead for athletes and labor in general in the coming years….

Title IX


Athlete Activism:


The Scoop on Sports Betting:

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/02/11/the-blitz-weekend-edition-21117/

The Blitz 2/10/17

Concussion Discussion:

Painkiller Pandemonium:

ICYMI

NFL Sidelines:

Hockey’s Penalty Box:

Minimum Wage Lawsuit

TSN’s Rick Westhead reported live from the hearing.  Here are a few highlights give him a follow for more.

MLB Strikes:

Crime Blotter:

Theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Jersey

Charles Oakley arrest

And all the rest…

Litigation Lane:

Athlete Activism:

The Scoop on Sports Betting:

This & That:


For more about esports check out Jaime’s article.

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/02/10/the-blitz-21017/

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