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SOS We’re Asking for Your Help (and patience)


Advocacy for Fairness in Sports is under a malware attack!

On Tuesday, Sheilla attempted to access a state court docket to learn more about a lawsuit she’d recently become aware of in which an NFL player was seeking to reclassify players as full-time rather than seasonal employees.  The Pennsylvania state court website instructed those seeking docket access to download an app, which Sheilla did.  Unfortunately, the download was infected with a virus and other malware that she’s been trying unsuccessfully to remove ever since. Now we need your help!

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CTE Risk More Than Doubles after Just Three Years of Playing Football

Startling findings by Boston University

For every year of absorbing the pounding and repeated head collisions that comes with playing American tackle football, a person’s risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a devastating neurodegenerative disease, increases by 30 percent. And for every 2.6 years of play, the risk of developing CTE doubles. These new findings from an analysis of 266 deceased former amateur and professional football players—reported in Annals of Neurology by a team of researchers from the Boston University CTE Center—are the first to quantify the strength of the link between playing tackle football and developing CTE.

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Jets Safety Throws Penalty Flag on NFL Officials

Rontez Miles calls foul on refs

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Jets Safety Calls Foul on Referees in New Lawsuit

Rontez Miles calls foul on refs

It would seem that New Orleans Saints fans aren’t the only ones concerned about bad officiating in the NFL, nor are they alone in taking the matter to court. New York Jets free safety Rontez Miles has filed a lawsuit against game officials for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and in so doing, left him vulnerable to injury.

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The Tap Dancing NFL Concussion Settlement Judge

Judge Anita B Brody tap dances in mandamus spotlight

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NFL Concussion Settlement Judge Tap Dances Under Mandamus Spotlight

Judge Anita B Brody tap dances in mandamus spotlight

On Friday, Judge Anita B. Brody of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania entered a brief that could be described as a “tap dance” as she seeks to avoid Third Circuit scrutiny following a petition for writ of mandamus directed at her handling of settlement advances.

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“It was a feeling of you were being cast aside, being thrown out.”

Garrett and Mike Webster

When CTE Steals Your Dad: Garrett Remembers Mike Webster

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When CTE Steals Your Dad: Garrett Remembers Mike Webster

Garrett and Mike Webster

Covering the NFL concussion settlement litigation as it plays out, it’s easy to get caught up in the dockets and the numbers. It’s essential to remind ourselves that behind those figures and words are families and personal stories.

One of the individuals who was instrumental in beginning the story was former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Webster through his family. Webster, who anchored the Pittsburgh offensive line through a dominant stretch of the middle and late 1970s, passed in 2002. Webster was also one of the first former NFL players to be diagnosed post-mortem with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Witnessing most of Webster’s story was his son, Garrett.

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The Third Circuit is Asking Questions

mandamus Judge Anita Brody Stephanos Bibas D. Brooks Smith Michael Chagares

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