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Deflategate lessons unlearned: Player discipline under new CBA largely unchanged

Article 46 Commissioner Discipline NFL

Not long ago, the issue of player discipline loomed as a high-priority item for the NFLPA when it came time to negotiate the next collective bargaining agreement.

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Deflategate lessons unlearned: Player discipline under new CBA largely unchanged

Article 46 Commissioner Discipline NFL

(March 26, 2020, Daniel Wallach, The Athletic) Not long ago, the issue of player discipline loomed as a high-priority item for the NFLPA when it came time to negotiate the next collective bargaining agreement. Between 2015 and 2017, the union was on the losing end of a string of federal court …

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Could Antonio Brown Win a Legal Challenge Against NFL?

Judge Jury and Executioner Roger Goodell with Antonio Brown

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Could Antonio Brown Mount a Viable Legal Challenge Against the NFL?

Judge Jury and Executioner Roger Goodell with Antonio Brown

Talented but unemployed NFL receiver Antonio Brown reportedly met with Roger Goodell on Thursday, hoping to resolve his status and emerge from the purgatory that has left him unsigned since he was released by the Patriots on September 20.
Scarcely a blub about the meeting emerged through media coverage in the two days following the scheduled interview.

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To Understand the NFL’s Inconsistent Handling of Domestic Violence, You Have to Enter the Matrix

NFL Matrix-Roger Goodell

“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”

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The Blitz 12/10/17

The Blitz

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review 12/10/17 ?Read of the Week: Compelling read:
Forget About Colin Kaepernick; I Think I’m Done With the NFL Just Because I Don’t Want to Watch Someone Die https://t.co/vw8Sg50Fk7 via @verysmartbros — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 9, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement

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Report Released By Cyrus Mehri Details Anti-Labor Stance Within NFLPA

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

Mehri’s report “chronicles the reckless spending of the NFLPA, following the money trail from NFLPA leadership to law firms with anti-union agendas on the receiving end.” November 16, 2017
Sheilla Dingus Every year a new NFL/NFLPA controversy makes news, casting a shadow on professional football.  Legal showdowns in which the players’ association without fail seems …

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The Blitz

The Blitz

Important Sports & Sports Law News  Week of September 3, 2017 ?Tweet of the Week: This week we have a tie: High school football is 7 times more likely than lightning to cause catastrophic injury. Yet we clear the stadium at sound of thunder. — Kent Johnson (@37919KJ) September 2, 2017

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The Blitz- What You Need to Know about Ezekiel Elliott’s Appeal

The Blitz - Ezekiel Elliott Special Edition

What you need to know about Ezekiel Elliot’s appeal & NFL Player Discipline What is Zeke Elliott’s legal strategy going forward? I offer thoughts to @SI_PeterKing in his latest @theMMQB piece: https://t.co/iauZI9WDpv pic.twitter.com/eXVfpfflYH — Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw) August 14, 2017 .@DeSmithNFLPA questions length of #EzekielElliott investigation https://t.co/0cV5ToyQrw

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What’s next for Ezekiel Elliott and NFL Domestic Violence Policy?

Ezekiel Elliott

The NFL has botched a number of domestic violence investigations over the past few years unleashing a public relations nightmare for the league. A seemingly contrite Roger Goodell pledged to do better after public outrage from the Ray Rice fiasco nearly cost the NFL a lucrative Anheiser Busch relationship. Part of his new “get tough plan” included a baseline six-game suspension for first-time domestic violence offenders. Then last year he reduced that suspension for unknown mitigating circumstances to a mere one-game suspension for Giants’ kicker Josh Brown; that is until Brown’s own journal admitting abuse surfaced in the media. Another firestorm of public rage erupted, again bringing into question the NFL’s seriousness in regard to domestic violence. The NFL needed to get the next one right. Enter Ezekiel Elliott.

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