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Courtroom or Leopard Lounge?

Leopard Lounge Courtroom

It’s hard to tell when you observe the attack on Amon Gordon’s dementia claim.

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Concussion Appeal Confirms the NFL Leopard Doesn’t Change Its Spots

Leopard Lounge Courtroom

Courtroom or Leopard Lounge? When you consider the NFL and its highly paid Paul Weiss lawyers are the symbolic leopards in this picture it’s really hard to tell the difference. There’s an adage among lawyers that says, “If the facts are on your side, argue the facts. If the law is on your side argue the law. If neither the facts nor the law is on your side, yell the loudest.” Brad Karp and Bruce Birenboim of Paul Weiss have refined the latter to an art in their representation of the NFL, along with developing mastery in deflecting away from the real issues their opponents raise while reiterating a one-sided refrain that repeats over and over until the officers of the court are sufficiently programmed to sing along.

Perhaps nothing illustrates this better than their latest briefing in the Amon Gordon appeal.

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Open Letter to NFLPA from Ivan F. Soto, Executive Director AFLPU

Open Letter to NFLPA From Ivan F. Soto

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Open Letter to NFLPA from Ivan F. Soto, Executive Director AFLPU

Open Letter to NFLPA From Ivan F. Soto

Having led and been directly involved in successful union side pro football CBA’s covering the Arena Football League and AFL China over the last 7 years has given me a unique opportunity to witness and participate in the delicate ballet we call collective bargaining. Specifically, as it relates to professional sports which has similarities to other labor industries but also has some very unique qualities not experienced in other industries. In my experience, the Labor/Management collective bargaining process is foreign to most workers and managers even for those that are covered by a CBA or attempting to reach mutual agreement on a contract.

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The Blitz – February 23, 2020

The Blitz

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The Blitz 2/23/2020

The Blitz

We’ve compiled the most unique, impactful and compelling sports law stories for you in one digest counting down the Top Ten Stories of the Week.

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Regarding the proposed NFL/NFLPA CBA, #JustSayNo

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The NFL’s Proposed CBA – #JustSayNo

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It was an interesting 24 hours.  During this time the NFL voted to adopt a proposed CBA and a vote was to be taken by the NFLPA executive committee.  Conflicting reports sprang from there.  The NFLPA’s official statement is that no vote was taken, however, according to Tom Pelissero a vote was taken and it was 6-5 against adopting the proposed CBA.

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The Owners don’t want to pay benefits!

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Mercury Morris: The Owners don’t want to pay benefits!

Daniel Snyder

Some things stand the test of time and this article by Mercury Morris is one of them. Unfortunately, little if anything has changed regarding the NFL Disability Plan except added efforts to prevent players from qualifying and/or purging them from their previously approved awards.

“The Owners don’t want to pay benefits” is not only a statement of fact regarding Retired Players and what we are now experiencing, that statement is also the very ‘’Foundation’’ of who these people are right now.
In fact, the affidavit I have from Chris Geotz, a former player who suffered a career-ending shoulder injury in the early 1990s validates my point. Dr. David Nevaiser, a ‘’Neutral Physician’’ from Atlanta in 1993 told Chris Geotz the following:

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