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Judge Moves Goalpost; Richard Dent Returns to the Ninth Circuit

ICYMI Advocacy for Fairness in Sports’ September newsletter for retired NFL players and families published yesterday.

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Why Does a Federal Judge Insist on Giving the NFL Multiple Get Out of Jail Free Cards for Drug Violations?

Godfather Roger Goodell NFL painkiller lawsuit - Richard Dent - Judge William Alsup

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Why Does a Federal Judge Refuse to Hold the NFL Accountable for Drug Violations?

Godfather Roger Goodell NFL painkiller lawsuit - Richard Dent - Judge William Alsup

Richard Dent is heading back to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the second time as he seeks to hold the NFL accountable for the NFL’s deceptive and illegal use of painkillers, that have left many players permanently disabled. His appellant brief is due on August 22. Why his very competent legal team hasn’t been able to convince Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California of the NFL’s masterminding and role in the painkiller abuse is puzzling, but a recently unsealed transcript hold some clues.

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Evans Painkiller Lawsuit is Dismissed-Questions Remain

NFL painkillers

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Dismissal of Painkiller Lawsuit Against NFL Leaves Unanswered Questions

NFL painkillers

Everything about the dismissal of the Evans painkiller lawsuit raises questions. The only answer it provides is that this particular lawsuit has reached its end. Why that happened may never be satisfactorily answered but it’s time to take a look.
The short, non-published opinion issued on February 6 barely spanned six pages.

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Ninth Circuit Questions Former Players RICO Claims Against NFL Clubs in Drug Case Appeal

On December 19, the second of two appellate oral arguments regarding the NFL’s misuse of prescription drugs, concealment of the harms, and impact on the players who took the drugs at the urging of their teams, took place at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Ninth Circuit Opinion on Preemption Revives Drug Lawsuit Against the NFL

Richard Dent Wins Appeal

In a long-awaited decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on September 6, delivered an opinion keeping a potential class action lawsuit against the NFL filed by Hall of Famer Richard Dent alive for further arguments.

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