Tag: Johnny Manziel

Bucks before brains: Johnny Manziel joins the CFL

Johnny Manziel joins the Tiger Cats

Along with continued denial by the league on the now recognized connection between football concussions and CTE, the CFL Alumni Association’s corresponding indifference/denial of CTE as well as very lame financial attention to former players in poor health related situations requiring aid, the CFL now welcomes a former NFL washout, Johnny Manziel, who has purported mental health issues, a history of substance abuse as well as a conviction for violence against a woman.

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The Blitz 3/2/17

The Blitz

?Concussion Discussion: I recently spoke with @CyndyFeasel about being an #NFL wife and #CTE. She has an important story to tell.https://t.co/zOsAQkVsu4 — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 1, 2017 ?Crime Blotter: Aaron Hernandez Attorneys duel over facts in Aaron Hernandez’s double murder trial: ‘simple bump’ or drug deal gone bad? https://t.co/AK01qydu2H

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The Blitz 3/1/17

The Blitz

⚖️Litigation Lane: Dawson vs. NCAA Activity in Dawson vs. NCAA student athlete compensation lawsuit via @TweetsByBraden https://t.co/3EOz66qU0V pic.twitter.com/alPNv2CaIj — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 1, 2017 Motion practice in Lane Johnson vs. NFLPA, NFL In what can only be deemed as strange, NFLPA files motion opposing vacation of an NFL discipline award …

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The Blitz 1/4/17

The Blitz

Top Sports Law Stories of 2016: In this year-end wrap-up, Dan Werly, Daniel Wallach, along with guest Ian Gunn discuss the biggest sports/sports law stories of the past year.  For me there were some surprises on the list.  Stimulating discussion, great review, and an idea of what to watch for as this year unfolds. NEW …

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Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Sports

Déjà vu? Nearly each week, a new headline surfaces alleging that an athlete has committed an act of domestic violence or sexual assault. Recent infractions in the NFL such as those involving Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Johnny Manziel and Josh Brown, have placed domestic violence in the glaring spotlight repeatedly, along with questionable practices on the part of the league regarding subsequent investigations and punishment.

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