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The Blitz 1/19/17

The Blitz

Concussion Discussion: Bob Probert’s widow says of NHL’s denial of link between concussions & CTE: “It feels like a slap in the face…” https://t.co/70ZQ67G3d1 — Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) January 19, 2017 Ted Walsh: Jockeys try to hide concussion after fall from horse https://t.co/H04ONHn5zQ pic.twitter.com/J1qLPFz6s6 — Concussions Info (@ConcussionsRR) January 17, …

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The Blitz 1/18/17

The Blitz

The NFL’s Deadly Cocktail of Painkillers & Concussions: Part I of a series I’m writing about painkiller abuse in the NFL. It’s a huge problem that demands attentionhttps://t.co/7RcjCSPie3 — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 17, 2017 Bo Jackson: Cam’s hits scare ‘the hell out of me’ https://t.co/SD22VWJUg1 via @DNewtonespn — Sheilla Dingus …

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Painkiller Lawsuits: Un-Tangling the NFL’s Web of Secrecy Part I

Untangling the NFL's Painkiller Web

Herein lies a sordid tale. It’s certainly no secret that the NFL is a highly guarded enterprise, only sparingly leaking the information they wish to make known. While a few high profile cases surface in the headlines, most litigation is seldom if ever reported. While making thousands of appearances in courtrooms annually, the NFL’s high-powered legal teams have been quite adept at keeping most of its dirty laundry in the hamper.

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The Blitz 1/17/17

The Blitz

The Relocation Equation: .@BenVolin: Dean Spanos could’ve been a hero for San Diego. He chose to be a villain instead. https://t.co/rumk9GUSSJ — Boston Globe Sports (@BGlobeSports) January 16, 2017 Highly informative deep-dive from @craigjedwards on why
relocation is less common in MLB than in other leagueshttps://t.co/7z8e8Fy07x — Sheilla Dingus …

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The Blitz 1/16/17

The Blitz

Concussion Discussion: Tuesday: the 1st @RealSportsHBO of 2017, with the story of former NFL fullback Kevin Turner (via Jon Frankel) @HBO https://t.co/Zy0roV06RI — Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) January 15, 2017 “It’s a sacred cow here in Canada. You can’t say anything derogatory or negative about hockey.” https://t.co/QsPSCZagH7 via @RoyMacG

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The Blitz – Weekend – 1/14/17

The Blitz - Weekend Edition

Painkiller Purgatory in the Sports Leagues The damage to the brains of players from concussion risk is now becoming well-known. What is less known but also alarming is the abuse of prescription painkillers in the NFL and NHL. 23 of 50 NFL players surveyed this season re their use of Toradol say they’ve been using …

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The Blitz 1/13/17

The Blitz

Concussion Discussion NFL players to high schoolers: Playing through a concussion doesn’t make you more of a man https://t.co/37qDjxS3XQ — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 12, 2017 Jackson: I would have never played football https://t.co/qWZCMk9Q6l But w/baseball only + hip necrosis would he have had same hip injury? — ExerciseYourBrain (@NOTaCTEdenier) January …

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The Blitz 1/12/17

The Blitz

This is not getting much attention…one of the NFL’s “dirty little secrets.”  NFL Admits Denial of Veteran Player’s Disability Benefits Without Review of Medical Records https://t.co/CFY9ULkIaz via @SheillaDingus — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 11, 2017
I normally don’t ask for shares and RT’s but on this one I’ll make exception. …

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NFL Admits Denial of Veteran Player’s Disability Benefits Without Review of Medical Records

Darryl Ashmore w/ Oakland Raiders

In the latest NFL Disability Plan response to a lawsuit filed by eleven-year veteran offensive lineman Darryl Ashmore in regard to denial of his disability claim, the Plan attorneys admit that his medical records haven’t even been reviewed! When I previously reported on this story, I noted his claim of disabilities resulting from eleven seasons in the NFL: chief among them, the neurological impact of frequent and severe migraines, encephalopathy, memory loss, depression, anxiety, impaired concentration, nausea and hypertension, as well as the physical manifestations of chronic pain in his neck, knees, back, wrist, and shoulders attributed to herniated discs, and degenerative arthritis.

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The Blitz 1/11/17

The Blitz

NFL Sidelines: My latest article examines #Eagles Lane Johnson’s lawsuit against #NFL, & NFLPAhttps://t.co/qp4Nm7akXZ via @SheillaDingus — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 11, 2017 Report: Suspended linebacker Daryl Washington to seek reinstatement in March https://t.co/KfYTLwqsr3 — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 10, 2017 ICYMI
Strikes For Kids Charity Files Emergency …

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