The Blitz – February 23, 2020

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We’ve compiled the most unique, impactful and compelling sports law stories for you in one digest counting down the Top Ten Stories of the Week.

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Regarding the proposed NFL/NFLPA CBA, #JustSayNo

cba titanic

It was an interesting 24 hours.  During this time the NFL voted to adopt a proposed CBA and a vote was to be taken by the NFLPA executive committee.  Conflicting reports sprang from there.  The NFLPA’s official statement is that no vote was taken, however, according to Tom Pelissero a vote was taken and it was 6-5 against adopting the proposed CBA.

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The NCAA’s Latest Filing In Alston Continues Its Nonsensical Campaign

Mark Emmert's delusion

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ call for both sides in Alston v. NCAA to submit briefs on how California’s pending college athletes publicity rights law affects the case has been fulfilled. There are no surprises, especially if you’re familiar with the NCAA’s arguments for why the federal government should continue to ignore its illegal cartel.

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The Owners don’t want to pay benefits!

Some things stand the test of time and this article by Mercury Morris is one of them. Unfortunately, little if anything has changed regarding the NFL Disability Plan except added efforts to prevent players from qualifying and/or purging them from their previously approved awards.

“The Owners don’t want to pay benefits” is not only a statement of fact regarding Retired Players and what we are now experiencing, that statement is also the very ‘’Foundation’’ of who these people are right now.
In fact, the affidavit I have from Chris Geotz, a former player who suffered a career-ending shoulder injury in the early 1990s validates my point. Dr. David Nevaiser, a ‘’Neutral Physician’’ from Atlanta in 1993 told Chris Geotz the following:

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Past Due

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The Blitz 02/16/2020

The Blitz

We’ve compiled the most unique, impactful and compelling sports law stories for you in one digest counting down the Top Ten Stories of the Week.

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The Purge

Attention Retired NFL Players.  I’ve learned the Disability Board is purging numerous neurocognitively impaired players and cutting their benefits.  If you’ve been affected by this or know someone who has been, please get in touch with us.

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Baylor Baseball Suspension is Like an Episode of Stranger Things

Baylor baseball

In the hit Netflix series, “Stranger Things”, there is an alternate dimension called the “Upside Down.” It’s a close copy of our known plane of reality but completely inhospitable for our species. In a similar way, NCAA-member institutions’ priorities have turned completely upside down. Baylor University’s handling of hazing by members of its baseball team is proof of such reversal.

Last Friday, Baylor announced it suspended 14 members of the team as a result of an internal investigation into a hazing incident that occurred about a year ago.

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Big Changes to NFL Concussion Court Handling of Claims Involving Settlement Funding

NFL Concussion Settlement Funder Rules

Quietly and curiously off the public docket, the Concussion Settlement Court revised its rules regarding third-party settlement advances. As you may recall, late last year, Funder Thrivest, petitioned for a writ of mandamus at the Third Circuit, asserting that Judge Brody had not complied with the mandate handed down by the Third Circuit Opinion a few months prior.

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The Blitz Top 10 Sports Law Stories for 2/9/2020

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he Blitz counts down the 10 most interesting sports law stories from the past week with short summaries, article excerpts and links to keep you informed. Threatened litigation against the NFL for its Super Bowl halftime show is #10 and an age discrimination lawsuit against NCAA lands at #9. Check out the countdown as we work our way to #1.

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