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Eagles’ Tackle Lane Johnson Claims His Suspension is a Result of “Misconduct” by NFL, NFLPA

Lane Johnson

In response to a 10-game suspension for violation of the league’s Performing Enhancing Substances Policy, Philadelphia Eagles tackle Lane Johnson claims he was denied a “fundamentally fair hearing and was instead subjected to an arbitration scheme so deeply flawed as to forever preclude the possibility of a fair outcome,” in a lawsuit filed against the NFL and NFLPA last week. The suit follows a complaint of similar allegations filed with the National Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor, by Johnson last November.

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The Blitz 1/10/17

The Blitz

Concussion Discussion: 100 #NFL HOFers in ’14. Do nothing & 51 will die of #dementia incl. 24 w/ #CTE; 10 will die of #stroke. #NFLPA @espn pic.twitter.com/SyEOgA4EG1 — NFLCSFacts (@NFLObjectors) February 7, 2016
Study indicates that adults who experience a concussion are 3X more likely …

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Strikes For Kids Charity Files Emergency Motion to Compel Deposition of Roger Goodell

Strikes for Kids, a charity that benefits children’s and youth organizations planned a bowling event for July 12 of last year, in which twenty-five NFL players were scheduled to attend and assist in raising money for Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. The event was to take place at Strike Zone Bowling Center, a bowling alley that is part of the Sunset Hotel and Casino complex. According to court documents, in late June 2015, a mere two weeks prior to the event, Joseph Allen, the founder of Strikes for Kids, was contacted by a lawyer from the NFL’s office in New York, with alleged concern that NFL players attending the Charity Event would be in violation of the NFL gambling policy.

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The Blitz 1/9/17

The Blitz

Concussion Discussion: The NFL proves once again their concussion protocol is bullshit https://t.co/8tx41qLW3u Spot on observations from @phillipbupp — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 9, 2017 Take it from me who has had two concussions, the NFL once again did everything wrong when it comes to handling concussions. https://t.co/KtPJ9LbDhO — Phillip Bupp …

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The Blitz 1/7/17

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Lane Johnson Takes on the NFL and NFLPA Statement from Lane Johnson’s lawyer Steve Zashin. pic.twitter.com/ArXScY0Ex0 — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 6, 2017 BREAKING: Eagles OT Lane Johnson files lawsuit v. NFL and NFLPA (via @AlbertBreer). Exclusive PDF of the suit: https://t.co/DxhVZCrDcu pic.twitter.com/sU3fGqAvkm — Dan Werly (@WerlySportsLaw) January 6, …

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The Blitz 1/6/17

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NCAA Notes: Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post takes on the Seventh Circuit: Federal judges just compared college athletes to prisoners in their lack of ability to seek employee status. https://t.co/1vYEiHExSM — Warren K. Zola (@WarrenKZola) January 5, 2017 All self inflicted spending, most on bloated salaries and unnecessary amenities. https://t.co/Q2n7r1FcTw — …

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The Blitz 1/5/17

The Blitz

Concussion Discussion: Outstanding piece about some outstanding work! This is the most important article (on the NFL and CTE) I’ve ever written. Please read my latest: https://t.co/x49Vd0ocTd @BrandiWinans — Blake Yagman (@BlakeYagman) January 4, 2017 Ex-NHL Players Want Concussion Class Cert. Docs Unsealed https://t.co/gh78rwDvk4 via @ZachZagger pic.twitter.com/1XigE4wRKp — Sheilla …

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The Blitz 1/4/17

The Blitz

Top Sports Law Stories of 2016: In this year-end wrap-up, Dan Werly, Daniel Wallach, along with guest Ian Gunn discuss the biggest sports/sports law stories of the past year.  For me there were some surprises on the list.  Stimulating discussion, great review, and an idea of what to watch for as this year unfolds. NEW …

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The Blitz 1/3/17

The Blitz

Joe Mixon Plays in Sugar Bowl As Joe Mixon plays in Sugar Bowl, fans chant, ‘He hits women’ https://t.co/EtjLVaPu5P — Social In Okla City (@SocialNOklaCity) January 3, 2017
Title IX: Lawyers weigh in on Title IX defense in Haskell rape case https://t.co/3Qk1U5oRQC — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 2, 2017 Via …

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The Blitz 1/2/17

Happy New Year!

Wow! Ir’s hard to believe Advocacy for Fairness in Sports is only starting its 3rd month, and already we’re off and running into a New Year! I’m truly humbled by and so very appreciative of the friendship and support many of you have shown since the “Deflategate days,” and moving onward. I’m at a loss …

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