February 15th, 2019, started with the surprising announcement that the National Football League had settled the two civil lawsuits Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid had filed against it and, as you can imagine, the news was met with widely different reactions based on where people stood on the cases. To put it simply, if you were proKaepernick and proReid, you saw it as a win for the two men. David had just dealt a big blow to Goliath. If you were on the side of the league, you saw it as a win for this big and powerful institution. They had proven once again that they could not be touched. The truth lies somewhere inbetween
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Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” In my “settlement buster series,” I’ll be taking a closer look at three things that can derail what appears to be a lucrative settlement, liens, bankruptcy, and taxes. Part 1 focuses on taxes.
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The Murder of Jordan Edwards – HBO Real Sports Takes an Up-Close and Personal Look at Police Brutality in America
Premiering Tuesday October 23, HBO Real Sports examines the police shooting death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. Jordan was both a scholar and an athlete. In the state of Texas where high school football is king, Jordan was a first-year football player at Mesquite High School in Balch Springs, Texas a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with a population of just under 24,000 people.
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Stick to sports. Shut up and dribble. Comments such as these ignore the past, attempting to remove the political significance of sports as if this is something shocking or new. Sports have always been a microcosm of society as well as a catalyst for reflection and change.
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Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review ?Read of the Week: SCOOP: @domcosentino‘s story on how “The 1987 NFL Players Strike Created The Modern #NFL” is the ?Read of the Week! https://t.co/PVOaJIyBtU — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 26, 2018 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement As impaired retirees’ claims are …
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Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review ?Tweet of the Week: X x x x x x ?Read of the Week: Michigan State officials couldn’t be bothered to drive three miles to watch Larry Nassar sentencing https://t.co/h2lG7suX8O Strong reporting via @DanWetzel — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 17, 2018 …
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Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week In Review ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement #NFL #Concussion Lawyers Question Expert’s Analysis of Attorney Fees https://t.co/0v1KrFgGaa via @MMitchellTLI — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 5, 2018 Part 4 (and the final part) of my series on Concussion Settlement FAQs Part 4 of my …
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Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week In Review ?Tweet of the Week: Random fun US Law fact: NYE 2017 (aka tomorrow) is the only day where every “adult” was born in the 1900s while every minor was born in the 2000s ? — Jaime Mittens (@SportsLawBlonde) December 30, 2017 ?Read of the Week: …
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Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review ?Read of the Week: In a new op-ed in @statnews, I write that my research with @prof_goldberg “found that the NFL’s private agenda isn’t compatible with public health objectives.” https://t.co/y4HdvnP9YN — Kathleen Bachynski (@bachyns) December 21, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement: …
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