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NFL Owners Demand 17 Games Yet Slash Disability

NFL CBA Disability

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NFL’s Plan to Divide and Conquer is Clear in Proposed CBA

NFL NFLPA CBA Divide and Conquer Roger Goodell DeMaurice Smith

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NFL Players Forfeit Important Legal Rights in New CBA

NFL NFLPA CBA Divide and Conquer Roger Goodell DeMaurice Smith

Whether you speak of a nation or football league, class warfare is a lethal weapon when deployed effectively.  For the past 10 years, the NFL has game planned and executed that plan through the CBA now up for voting by NFLPA members. The strategy is simultaneously brilliant and despicable.  In my view, they’ve managed to lock players into a chess match against the devil with life-and-death consequences for those who are left behind.  The provisions contained in the proposed agreement have gone so far as not only dividing active membership but also retired players, pitting the needs of one group of players against the needs of his alumni brothers.

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Lane Johnson Wants Discovery as His Battle with NFLPA Intensifies

Lane Johnson Wants Discover Against NFLPA

The NFLPA has summoned all the king’s horses and all the king’s men to blitz Eagles OT Lane Johnson, but he and his attorney Steve Zashin have demonstrated they won’t go down without a fight and they’re seeking discovery in order finally prove Johnson’s allegations.

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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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Lane Johnson lawsuit and Players Coalition prove Cyrus Mehri is right about NFLPA

NFL-NFLPA Zebras

Attorney Cyrus Mehri may very well be the hero that the National Football League Players Association needs, even if he isn’t the hero that the leadership of the NFLPA deserves. A report by Mehri recently detailed how the union has harmed the interests of its membership, whose sole purpose it is supposed to be to serve, by giving the millions of dollars it has to dole out in legal fees to attorneys and firms with blatant anti-labor biases. With his findings, Mehri concludes that the NFLPA has become the dramatic foil to its express purpose, working against the interests of NFL players instead of protecting them. Recent developments in somewhat unrelated matters act to substantiate Mehri’s claims.

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The Blitz – Turkey Trot Special

Blitz Turkey Trot Special

Essential Sports & Sports Law News 11/23/17 Happy Thanksgiving ?This Issue’s Essential Read from Will Hobson & Steven Rich h/t Nancy Hogshead-Makar Hard-hitting @washingtonpost article; The fact that club and Olympic sports are a haven for pedophiles isn’t a sudden revelation. The USOC and NGBs have long known about it, but made the very …

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The Blitz 11/19/17

Happy Thanksgiving from The Blitz

Essential Sports & Sports Law News
Week in Review – November 13-19, 2017 ?Reads of the Week: Special thanks to Ken Belson and Lindsay Gibbs for their excellent coverage of the NFL Concussion Settlement and for including Advocacy for Fairness in Sports in your work. More than four years after a deal was announced, …

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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 9/25/17

The Blitz

Important Sports & Sports Law News Week of September 25, 2017 ?Tweet of the Week: We’re witnessing one of the most important moments in sports history. — mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) September 24, 2017 ?Read of the Week: Paul D. Anderson captured both the legal and other ramifications of Aaron Hernandez’s Stage 3 CTE diagnosis …

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