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Unpacking Roger Goodell’s Statement on George Floyd

Goodell statement on George Floyd

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Unpacking Roger Goodell’s Statement on the Death of George Floyd

Goodell statement on George Floyd

Much of America recently witnessed the cold-blooded murder of George Floyd by a police officer sworn to serve and protect. As such we are reminded of the words of Colin Kaepernick and why he refused to stand for the national anthem four years ago.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. … To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Despite the NFL how the rewarded Kaepernick for his social justice stance with banishment from the league, Roger Goodell issued a statement on George Floyd’s murder because…

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Russell Okung Continues to Fight the Good Fight

Russell Okung

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Conduct Detrimental Podcast Shines Light on NFL Disability Issues

Conduct Detrimental

Earlier this week Daniel Wallach addressed the inquiries of the new NFL/NFLPA CBA on his sports law podcast, Conduct Detrimental.  If you didn’t catch it in real-time, you don’t want to miss any part of this series where Wallach takes an in-depth look at how changes to the CBA will adversely impact disabled retired players including a view from the past that shows how both the NFL and NFLPA are reneging on their promises to Congress in regard to honoring determinations of the Social Security Administration.

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Fans Needed!

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Fans Needed!

NFL fans

It’s time to educate ourselves on certain aspects of the game that we have willfully or not, ignored up to that point. It’s time to be vocal in our support of the efforts of players for better labor conditions, more protection and benefits for instance. It’s time to let the leagues know that more is expected from them.

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The COVID-19 Effect: When People Show Who They Are, Believe Them

Pinocchio DeMaurice Smith NFLPA CBA

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When People Show Who They Are, Believe Them. The COVID-19 Effect

Pinocchio DeMaurice Smith NFLPA CBA

There’s a saying, “When people show you who they are, believe them.”  As people began to grapple with the realities of a pandemic and a world largely without sports, elite NBA/New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson announced that he’d cover the salaries of largely minimum wage venue workers while Gayle Benson, the owner of the Pelicans as well as the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, who is worth multiple billions compared to Zion’s single-digit millions remained silent.  In contrast, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban almost immediately pledged to take care of the team’s hourly workers and began an initiative to provide daycare for the children of healthcare workers.  He has also shown leadership in urging that people are not rushed back to work too quickly.

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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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Deflategate lessons unlearned: Player discipline under new CBA largely unchanged

Article 46 Commissioner Discipline NFL

(March 26, 2020, Daniel Wallach, The Athletic) 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. Between 2015 and 2017, the union was on the losing end of a string of federal court …

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