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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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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

The Blitz - Weekend Edition

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

The Blitz

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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