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The Blitz 1/19/2020

The Blitz

The Blitz is back with a makeover. We’re now counting down the ten most intestimg sports law stories from the past week. Check them out:
10 Cigna Can’t Use Privilege To Shield Info In NFL ERISA Suit
9. Court Dismisses Antitrust Claim, Finding League Was Within Its Rights to Limit Number of Teams
8. Avenatti Case Alleges Settlement Between Nike and Kaepernick
7. NFL, Raiders Argue to Dismiss Oakland’s Relocation Lawsuit

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NFL Blitzkrieg Against Disabled Retirees Advances

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Tyrone Keys’ Disability Case Illustrates the Triumvirate’s Scorched Earth Assault

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/12/26/nfl-blitzkrieg-against-disabled-retirees-advances/

The NFL’s Blitzkrieg Against Disabled Retirees Advances

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There’s a 100% injury rate in the NFL. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith has been quoted in regard to consequences of possible termination of the Affordable Care Act, and workers’ compensation restrictions in Illinois that all players leave the NFL with pre-existing conditions. One need only take a peek at the weekly injury reports to confirm the pandemic of injuries in the NFL.

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Lane Johnson’s Appellate Brief Was Worth The Wait

Lane Johnson Appeals to 2nd Circuit

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/12/13/lane-johnsons-appellate-brief-was-worth-the-wait/

Lane Johnson’s Appeal Brief Casts Shadows on NFLPA and District Court

Lane Johnson Appeals to 2nd Circuit

On Monday, Lane Johnson left the game after sustaining brutal blindside hit when his quarterback, Carson Wentz, unprotected on the left, slammed into the offensive lineman’s leg during a sack.  On Tuesday Johnson, in a brief filed at the Second Circuity Court of Appeals by his attorney Stephen Zashin, accused the NFLPA of a blindside shot of their own and Southern District of New York Judge Richard Sullivan of abusing his discretion in dismissing his claims.

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Chris Hudson’s Disability Case Presents Critical Questions for Retired NFL Players

Hudson Case Shows How NFL and NFLPA Step on Retired Players

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/11/24/chris-hudsons-disability-case-presents-critical-questions-for-retired-nfl-players/

Hudson Case Demonstrates How NFL and NFLPA Steps on Retired Players

Hudson Case Shows How NFL and NFLPA Step on Retired Players

The continued failures of the NFL Players Association are most demonstrable in a collective bargaining agreement that heavily favors people who in poetic irony call themselves “owners.” While it’s difficult to perceive all the consequences of every “jot and tittle” of such a contract at the time of negotiation, the egregious flaws from a player perspective aren’t minor oversights that union leadership couldn’t have seen coming which have merely inconvenienced members.

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Could Antonio Brown Win a Legal Challenge Against NFL?

Judge Jury and Executioner Roger Goodell with Antonio Brown

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Could Antonio Brown Mount a Viable Legal Challenge Against the NFL?

Judge Jury and Executioner Roger Goodell with Antonio Brown

Talented but unemployed NFL receiver Antonio Brown reportedly met with Roger Goodell on Thursday, hoping to resolve his status and emerge from the purgatory that has left him unsigned since he was released by the Patriots on September 20.
Scarcely a blub about the meeting emerged through media coverage in the two days following the scheduled interview.

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What Cards Does Antonio Brown Hold in His Pay Grievance with the Patriots?

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/09/25/what-cards-does-antonio-brown-hold-in-his-pay-grievance-with-the-patriots/

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