Tag: Deflategate

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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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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Opinion in Lane Johnson PED Lawsuit Exposes NFLPA Shortcomings

Lane Johnson, Judge Richard Sullivan, and DeMaurice Smith

On January 6, 2016, Philadelphia Eagles OL Lane Johnson filed a lawsuit against both the NFL and the NFLPA in the Northern District of Ohio. The lawsuit contained many allegations of impropriety as to the manner in which his PED testing was done and the lack of support and even resistance he received from his Union. An order published October 3, concludes most of his case.

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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 10/29/17

The Blitz

Important Sports & Sports Law News Week of 10/22/17 – 10/28/17 ?Tweet of the Week: I talk better in court. You think lawyers speak Latin at home? “Ergo, I respectfully request that opposing seatmate pass the salt.” No. — The Cranky Lawyer ? (@eleebeck) October 24, 2017
Most of the stuff I …

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The Blitz 3/22/17

The Blitz

⚖️Litigation Lane: Dennis Wideman / Deflategate connection I wrote about how the Brady and Wideman cases intertwine.
Really appreciate @WALLACHLEGAL‘s extensive commentary.https://t.co/aXKc5AA1Nh — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 21, 2017
NCAA Settlement $208 Million Settlement Approved by Court in NCAA Scholarship Antitrust… | Business Wire https://t.co/ljaqbo5Zgw — Sheilla Dingus …

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The Blitz 3/21/17

The Blitz

?Crime Blotter: Theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Jerseys The case of the missing Tom Brady Super Bowl jersey has only gotten better: https://t.co/yH8y9Ucx9r pic.twitter.com/ZAGHZp7EKx — Deadspin (@Deadspin) March 21, 2017 Brady appreciates law enforcement efforts in finding his stolen jersey
2 videos in this one!https://t.co/6qWwQNaetM via @NFLNnewsdesk — …

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The Blitz 3/20/17

The Blitz

⚖️Litigation Lane: Jerry Sandusky Former Penn State president goes to trial in Sandusky scandal https://t.co/wLsxv10nlK via @USATODAY — Kimberly Archie (@kimberlyarchie) March 19, 2017
Deflategate (the gift that keeps on giving) Richard Berman, the Deflategate judge, is still stunned at the size of the the NFL’s sanction. @kalynkahler‘s Q&A:

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The Blitz Weekend Edition 3/18/17

The Blitz - Weekend Edition

??Crime Blotter: Aaron Hernandez Aaron Hernandez ink may tell a deadly tale https://t.co/TJC5nRaCTl pic.twitter.com/UCF1Epi6xY — Boston Herald (@bostonherald) March 18, 2017 Jourdan Lewis NFL-bound former Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis charged with domestic assault https://t.co/kGm3PpLKvp via @thecomeback — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 17, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: Judge Berman speaks about …

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The Blitz 3/17/17

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Blitz

⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Painkiller lawsuit US lawmakers demand answers from Goodell over allegation teams doled out painkillers unsafely https://t.co/s89ZfjTqWS via @nationalpost — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 16, 2017 Lawsuit: NFL Teams Repeatedly Broke Federal Drug Laws, Handed Opioids Out Like Candy [Updated] https://t.co/vbZ8Ma5Gdx via @deadspin — Debra Pyka (@DebbiePyka)

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