February 1, 2020 Our picks for the
Ten Most Interesting Sports Law Stories
from the past week. The Super Bowl may be the biggest game of the week, but it’s far from the only one. Sports law never takes a break and we’ve got the “Main Events” covered for you here. Continue reading
February 1, 2020 Our picks for the
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Sometimes what you see tells a story. Sometimes what you don’t see tells an even bigger one. Both statements are true when it comes to the NFL’s Bert Bell-Pete Rozelle Retirement/Disability Plan.
Players have a very difficult task in qualifying for disability benefits, especially if their injuries are related to their careers, and the most difficult level of all to qualify for is “Active Football,” which means the player became disabled within six months of the end of his career. Often players leave the game injured and think they’ll get better. Often they try to rehab for more than six months before they give up and decide to apply for disability, but should they wait six months and a day after their last game, they’ll be forever locked into a lower benefit tier without extensive litigation and often even when they litigate.
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Football, baseball, gymnastics, cannabis, concussions, sneakers, church, and “The Bachelor” all made sports law news last week. Here’s our review of what you need to know.
10. Seeger Weiss To Spend $5M Of Concussion Education Fund
9. Breaking Down Michael Avenatti’s Nike Extortion Trial
8. Court Sacks ‘Seasonal Worker’ Status for Injured NFL Player
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For those not on Twitter, I wanted to share a thread that I tweeted that concerns a disturbing trend of judges and others defying judicial mandates based simply on disagreement with the judge. At one time this was unheard of, but in the thread, I give two examples from NFL cases, and these appear to be just a symptom of a larger problem.
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In July 2017, retired NFLer, Marvin Washington, along with four other plaintiffs, filed a lawsuit against then Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the DEA in the Southern District of New York. The other plaintiffs in the case were two young children and a military veteran who relied on medical marijuana to treat chronic conditions. In view of legalization in numerous states, Washington and his fellow plaintiffs sought to have marijuana decriminalized at the national level. The lawsuit makes for interesting and educational reading demonstrating how marijuana came to find itself at the top of the government’s Schedule I drug classification.
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