On Monday, NFLPA counsel responded to Philadelphia Eagles Lane Johnson’s opposition brief to their motion for summary judgment. Johnson has been engaged in a two-year plus legal battle against the NFLPA and NFL, that began with a suspicious drug test and went downhill from there.
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The NFLPA has summoned all the king’s horses and all the king’s men to blitz Eagles OT Lane Johnson, but he and his attorney Steve Zashin have demonstrated they won’t go down without a fight and they’re seeking discovery in order finally prove Johnson’s allegations.
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May 8, 2017
@SheillaDingus Last week Lane Johnson filed a reply in response to the NFLPA’s opposition to vacate an arbitration award in which he was suspended for ten games for violating the collectively bargained policy on performance enhancing substances. The lawsuit, which …
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⚖️Litigation Lane: Jerry Sandusky Former Penn State president goes to trial in Sandusky scandal https://t.co/wLsxv10nlK via @USATODAY — Kimberly Archie (@kimberlyarchie) March 19, 2017
Deflategate (the gift that keeps on giving) Richard Berman, the Deflategate judge, is still stunned at the size of the the NFL’s sanction. @kalynkahler‘s Q&A:
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⚖️Litigation Lane: Buss “collision” in Lakers territory Examining the Buss family’s complicated power struggle over the Lakers (by @McCannSportsLaw) https://t.co/M0KRsfVbm2 pic.twitter.com/MxMHLvzHU1 — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 6, 2017
UFC antitrust lawsuit The UFC’s Biggest Bout Yet: Its Battle Against Its Fighters’ Antitrust Lawsuit https://t.co/Al4zBCslJG via @JDSupra — …
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⚖️Litigation Lane: Karl Towns Sr. vs. Crunch? Karl Towns Sr. considering lawsuit against Wolves https://t.co/tVhTpCvE36 via @McCannSportslaw — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 4, 2017
CHL minimum wage lawsuit From @RWesthead: Focus shifts to franchise values in CHL minimum-wage case: https://t.co/xLvPlqtCXr pic.twitter.com/dF0Hou6Piy — TSN (@TSN_Sports) March 3, …
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?NFL/NFLPA Weed War: .@NFLPA boss @DeSmithNFLPA says he wants weed treated as health issue, like #concussion https://t.co/EgkZ7KcsIF via @TomPelissero — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 3, 2017 High (No Pun intended) profile Busts. Agents (Good Agents) know clients dont buy Dime Bags, Arrests mean Headlines & Cuffs not citations
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Going into the final stretch of the 2016-2017 season, the NFL has imposed 44 fines or suspensions on players for violations of the league’s substance abuse or performance enhancing substance policies. Much of the substance abuse discipline is related to players’ use of marijuana, some for medical purposes as in the case of Bills OT Seantrel Henderson, who was suspended for using physician prescribed cannabis for symptomatic treatment of Crohn’s Disease, a gastrointestinal disease so painful that it renders many of its sufferers unable to walk. Cannabis is one of the few, and also most effective ways of treating this presently incurable disease. Other players who may use marijuana for pain management related to playing injuries are also subject to suspensions, should they be caught – regardless of whether or not marijuana use is legal in the state where they live.
Numerous other players have faced fines and suspensions for ingesting performance enhancing drugs, several, allegedly by accident. Eagles RT Lane Johnson has filed a lawsuit against both the NFL and Players’ Association claiming in addition to a number of procedural violations that the Aegis app provided to players is not accurate and the union isn’t doing enough to protect players from accidental ingestion of banned substances.
The one class of drugs the NFL does not appear to have a problem with is painkillers – both of the opioid and NSAID variety – yet these are allegedly used outside the boundaries of medical guidelines constituting imposed substance abuse for the sole purpose of enhancing players’ ability to perform and remain in the game. If statements made by dozens of former players and a handful of active players are true – and I see little if any reason for doubt, – then the NFL is engaged in a dangerous hypocrisy regarding drug use.
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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
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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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