Tag: Larry Nassar

The Blitz 1/26/2020

The Blitz

Football, baseball, gymnastics, cannabis, concussions, sneakers, church, and “The Bachelor” all made sports law news last week. Here’s our review of what you need to know.
10. Seeger Weiss To Spend $5M Of Concussion Education Fund
9. Breaking Down Michael Avenatti’s Nike Extortion Trial
8. Court Sacks ‘Seasonal Worker’ Status for Injured NFL Player

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Almost a Year After Hirshland’s Appointment, Little Has Changed in the USOC

In the wake of several scandals like the Larry Nassar travesty and resulting coverup, changes were made at the top of the United States Olympic Committee. A line of demarcation in what was supposed to be a “new era” for the USOC was the hiring of current chief executive officer Sarah Hirshland.

When Hirshland took over in Nov. 2018, she made a tearful promise to listen to athletes and declared the future is bright. Despite her assurances, the USOC has continued the same practices of excluding athletes from governance, paying lavish severances to disgraced executives, denying healthcare for athletes and actually waging legal battles against the very athletes it profits from.

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The Blitz 1/28/18

The Blitz

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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The Blitz – 1/21/18

The Blitz

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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The Blitz July 4 – 9, 2017

The Blitz

Tweet of the week: Mama’s don’t let your babies grow up to be NFL’ers. Teach them hoops or baseball instead. Or the law. There will be lawyers. — Matthew Page (@N242DB) July 5, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane CHL Minimum Wage Lawsuit Quite possible the finances of the QMJHL’s 18 teams will be made public in …

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