The Blitz 2/9/17

Concussion Discussion

Judge Brody’s Concussion Settlement Conference

Football Players and 9/11 Responders Defrauded by “Settlement Advance”

Judge Anita Brody and Class Members’ Attorney Christopher Seeger wish to be contacted if other players are affected by similar actions.

This could have a positive impact on NFL Concussion Settlement opt-out cases.

NHL Concussion Injury Litigation:

And more…

Proposed Illinois Workers Comp Bill would be detrimental to athletes’ health:

Crime Blotter:

Altercation involving Charles Oakley at Knicks Game appears to be overblown


Elsewhere…


Athlete Activism:


NHL/CHL Slapshots:

CHL Wage Lawsuit

MLB Strikes:

NCAA Notebook:

Title IX

Not directly related to Title IX but social media impact could very well be applicable.

The Scoop on Sports Betting:

Sportswriter Bart Hubbach Sues NY Post after firing for anti-Trump tweet:

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The Blitz 2/8/17

?Concussion Discussion:


I had a feeling this would happen…


“I worry about, I’m scared about the time if I actually get to that point where these guys [who have committed suicide] have snapped.”


Wycheck says he’d have preferred if commissioner Paul Tagliabue and his medical advisor, Elliot Pellman, “didn’t lie.” Perhaps it would be more appropriate to elect Tagliabue to the “Hall of Shame.”


?Painkiller Pandemonium:


✊?Player Rights, Safety, & Benefits:

Technically I think this ought to fall in the “Crime Blotter” category


Repeal of Affordable Healthcare Act / Obamacare will greatly affect athletes as well as the general population.


?Crime Blotter:


⚖Litigation Lane:


?NFL Sidelines:

Finally reinstated


?NHL Slap Shots:


I expect that he’ll have a story out shortly, but in the meantine, lots of info on his Twitter timeline.


?NCAA Notebook:

Title IX:


?Scoop on Sports Betting:

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The Blitz 2/7/17

?NFL Sidelines:

?Concussion Discussion:

?Marijuana Debate:

?NHL Face Off:

⚾️MLB Hits:

?NCAA Notebook:

?Crime Blotter:

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

?This & That:

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The Blitz 2/6/17

Congratulations New England Patriots from The Blitz

Super Bowl LI:

A fitting (and thrilling) conclusion to Deflategate


This one sums up both the frustration and respect from a Division rival

?Player Rights, Health, & Safety:

?Concussion Discussion:

?Crime Blotter:

⚖Litigation Lane:

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

?NFL Sidelines:


Words Matter (and so do actions)


Judging from the “boos” I think Marty’s right.

?NCAA Notebook:

?This & That:

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The Blitz Super Bowl LI Weekend Edition 2/4/17

The Blitz - Super Bowl LI Weekend Edition

?Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in Sports:

I enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to speak with Robert Morris on this important subject.  I hope you’ll check out his article:

?Bears Owner Supports a Bill that Would Block Workers Comp for Pro Athletes in Ilinois:

?Concussion Discussion:


And if that isn’t bad enough…

?Painkiller Pandemonium:

?Deflategate Dive:

This article delves into what happens when powerful corporations assert their power. Regardless of your Deflategate views, this is a good read…If it could happen to Tom Brady, it could happen to anyone.

??Crime Blotter:

?NCAA Notebook:

Title IX:

⚖Litigation Lane:

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

?This & That:

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The Blitz 2/3/17

The Blitz - NFLPA Feature

⚖Litigation Lane:


Shameful this would happen because someone wants to be paid for their work ?

?Crime Blotter:

?Painkiller Pandemonium:

?My “Painkillers in the NFL” series:

Part I: Untangling the Web
Part 2: Are Painkillers an NFL Sanctioned PED?
Part 3: A Tale of Two Lawsuits

?Concussion Discussion:

?NFL Sidelines:

? NFLPA Press Conference ?


Painkillers & Marijuana:


Concussions, Player Safety, & Worker’s Comp:


Travel Ban:


Stadiums:


Cheerleaders:


CBA:

Der Kommissar:

Domestic Violence

?NBA Fast Breaks:

?NCAA Notebook:

Sexual Assault & Crimes Against Women


(And if you believe this one I have some warm, sunny beachfront property in Antarctica I’d like to sell you…) ?

Transfer Rule – Vassar Lawsuit

?The Scoop on Sports Betting:

?This & That:

I couldn’t make up my mind where to put this…so it wound up here…but it’s a very important issue to address…

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The Blitz – Super Bowl Media Day Special Edition

Blitz-MediaDay

The NFL’s Super Bowl Media Circus in Houston:

As a former commissioner attempts to dig his way out of some ?

The current commissioner continues to bury himself deeper…

Roger Goodell announced that the Patriots will play the Raiders in Mexico City next season.

Oops!

Hmmm….

 

Did someone tell the commissioner it was “Charades Day”?

So says the commissioner as the leagues run to embrace Daily Fantasy Sports while attempting to nix a kids’ charity event by pulling players from attendance because the event was taking place in a bowling alley adjacent to a casino.  Then permitting the event when it moved to a different casino.  Keep digging Roger…

⬆️ “Integrity.”  Where have I heard that before???? ⬆️

Ever hear of the First Amendment?

NFL yanks Barstool Sports’ credentials

⬇️  ?  ⬇️

This is what happened when Matt Chatham tried to ask Roger Goodell a question. Same thing happened to Toucher & Rich.

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For all the other non-Media Day news, check out today’s regular edition of The Blitz

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The Blitz 2/2/17

Litigation Lane:

Great in-depth article about the new concussion lawsuit against Ridell


Cheerleader wage lawsuit against the NFL


Briles drops lawsuit against Baylor


49ers Sue Aldon Smith

Crime Blotter:

Painkillers, Addiction & Sports:

Sports Wrap host Frank Walsh interviews professional boxer Mike Morganelli, who shares his story of addiction and recovery.


A viable solution…Question?…What will the NFL demand from players to make them safer?


Check out yesterday’s Blitz special edition for more.

The NFL’s Domestic Violence Problem:

Concussion Discussion:

Player Safety:

NCAA Notebook:

The Scoop on Sports Betting:

This & That:

Th?nk a Lawyer! 

Far too often in life we get busy and fail to say “thank you” to people who are making a difference.  I’d like to correct my error and offer sincere and immense thanks to the sports law community for all the help and support they’ve offered as I’ve endeavored to bring matters of injustice in the sports world out in my blog.  Without the attorneys presenting the stories behind the various lawsuits and interpreting the same, so many important issues would go unnoticed and misunderstood.  So to those who are on the frontline in sports – and beyond –THANK YOU!

For my Media Day review, check out this Special Edition of The Blitz.

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The Blitz – February 1, 2017

Litigation Lane:

Crime Blotter:

NFL Sidelines:

MLB Strike Zone:

NCAA Notebook:

Title IX

The Scoop on Sports Betting:


This & That:

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The Blitz – Special Edition – Painkillers and Concussions – Silent Killers -February 1, 2017

The Blitz Special Edition

Painkillers in the NFL

Part 3 of my series

ICYMI:  

Part 1 – Un-Tangling the NFL’s Web of Secrecy

Part 2 – Are Prescription Painkillers an NFL Sanctioned PED?

And an important read regarding a discovery-ordered email chain

Concussion Discussion:


Strange how the NHL claims players don’t have the faculies to “tell their own stories” yet continues to deny that the concussive hits they sustained in their careers haven’t damaged their brains…


Thanks to Paul D. Anderson for discovering this link…Must watch! PBS: League of Denial

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2017/02/01/pkcsped/

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