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PAST DUE

Advocacy for Fairness in Sports’ first video demonstrates how the NFL lets nothing stand in the way of reaching their next billion, especially retired players. It also has a message for actives as they work to negotiate a new CBA.

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Cyrus Mehri’s Candidacy Reveals New NFLPA Constitution and Fresh Vision for Players’ Union

Cyrus Mehri

September 11, 2017
Sheilla Dingus In late August, Cyrus Mehri was scheduled to interview with Bryant Gumbel of HBO’s Real Sports.  The night of the interview, he had dinner with NFLPA President Eric Winston out of respect and as a courtesy; to announce his plan to challenge DeMaurice Smith for …

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The Blitz 2/24/17

The Blitz

⚖Litigation Lane: WWE Concussion Case Lawyers in #WWE concussion case cite deaths of Koloff, Steele and Snuka as reason why discovery shouldn’t be stayed: https://t.co/LdV9i8uT3i — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) February 24, 2017
Fee Fight in NFL Concussion Settlement ?
Stage Set for $112.5M Fee Fight in #NFL

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In Search of Mike Neal

Missing: Mike Neal

There appears to be a black hole in the vicinity of 345 Park Avenue and apparently it has devoured NFL free agent Mike Neal.

As you may recall, about a year ago, as the Denver Broncos were gearing up for a Super Bowl run, Al Jazeera America released a documentary in which Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers of the Green Bay Packers, James Harrison of the Pittsburg Steelers, and NFL free agent Mike Neal, among other athletes, were implicated in the use of performance-enhancing drugs.  To make a long story short, the NFL appeared to push it aside in the wake of Super Bowl 50 and then announced an “investigation” into the matter.

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Half-Time in the CBA – A conversation with Ben Leber

Former Viking OLB Ben Leber

By Sheilla Dingus November 7, 2016 Rewind the NFL game clock to 2011; Commissioner Roger Goodell has entered the five-year mark of his tenure and is now beginning to assert his authority as the emperor-like ruler of the league.  DeMaurice Smith, ascending to his second year as Executive Director of the NFLPA, is not a …

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