Tag: CBA

Regarding the proposed NFL/NFLPA CBA, #JustSayNo

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The NFL’s Proposed CBA – #JustSayNo

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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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NFL Concussion Settlement Opt-Out Plaintiffs Take on Chiefs & Cardinals

Lewis v Chiefs, Cardinals

In Part 1 of this series I detailed how §301 of the Labor Management Relations Act is the NFL’s number one go-to defense.  This provision brings cases filed in various state courts against the league into federal jurisdiction when reliance on CBA interpretation is necessary.  Often when the NFL successfully invokes this provision, especially in lawsuits involving retired players, there is no legal standing for the lawsuit under the CBA and the case is dismissed typically without extensive exploration the merits and allegations of illegal or unethical conduct.

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The NFL’s Preemption Trap and How Concussion Settlement Opt-Outs Plan to Avoid It

Junior Seau

December 9, 2017
Sheilla Dingus As concussion settlement class members struggle to overcome delays and denials in the much heralded and massively disappointing NFL Concussion Settlement, opt-out claims are quietly moving forward. By 2012 hundreds of brain injury cases were filed against the NFL, and in some instances helmet maker Riddell, …

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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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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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Will the NFLPA’s grievance impact current painkiller litigation against the NFL?

Hall of Famer Richard Dent

May 10, 2017
Sheilla Dingus
@SheillaDingus Richard Dent is a Hall of Fame defensive end, and MVP of Super Bowl XX, but now his opponent is the league for which he once played – and it may prove to be his fiercest opponent of all.  In May 2014 …

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NFLPA Files Grievance Against NFL for CBA Medical Violations

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May 9, 2017
Sheilla Dingus
@SheillaDingus In an unusual legal twist, NFL Counsel Paul Clement filed a letter with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday citing a grievance against the NFL and its Clubs by the NFLPA. The grievance claims violations of the CBA in …

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The Blitz 4/15/17 – Easter Weekend Edition

Happy Easter from the Blitz

⚖️Litigation Lane: Eli Manning  Memorabilia Lawsuit Will the NFL discipline Eli Manning and the Giants over fake “game used” jersey scandal? My @SInow legal take: https://t.co/Mm7dp6rgm7 pic.twitter.com/LQTo0QG5h0 — Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw) April 14, 2017 Gov. Chris Christie rips #Giants, Eli Manning over fake memorabilia lawsuit https://t.co/nvRvlmSFX7 via @MichaelDavSmith

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Deflategate ‘Legacy’ Lives on in Wideman Ruling

Wideman and Brady

Sheilla Dingus
March 21, 2017 Two professional athletes – Dennis Wideman and Tom Brady; two sports – hockey and football; two CBAs; two very different suspensions; two appeals – all intrinsically linked through one court and opinion. Through a single ruling one player’s suspension was affirmed while another’s was slashed. What happened? …

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