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The 1985 Chicago Bears: A Legacy of Glory and of Pain

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The 1985 Chicago Bears: A Legacy of Glory and of Pain

Super Bowl Shuffle

The 1985 Chicago Bears are considered to be one of the best rosters ever to come together in professional football. There was an intense rivalry between head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan—a rivalry so dysfunctional that it actually fueled the team. The offense, though thrilling, has been referred to as “aim, fire, shoot,” as alluded to in quarterback Jim McMahon’s line in the team’s Super Bowl Shuffle call to arms, “When I hit the turf, I’ve got no plan. I just throw my body all over the field. I can’t dance, but I can throw the pill.” From the defensive side, future Hall of Famer, Richard Dent is credited as saying that Ditka “is the reason we won Super Bowl XX and the reason we didn’t win three.”

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NFL Repeats Old Talking Points in Response To Dent’s Third Complaint

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NFL Deflects Blame to Teams for Painkiller Abuse in Painkiller Suit

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The ability of the NFL to avoid liability for how current and former players were treated in regards to overuse of painkiller medications is rooted in its use of two “shields.” The first is a holding that its individual franchises, not the NFL itself, are responsible for any and all medical care that players receive. The second is that any indirect activity on the topic of player welfare is governed by the league’s collective bargaining agreement and therefore any player grievances should be handled within the parameters laid out by that document and that players forfeited their ability to use the courts in that manner when they agreed to the terms of the CBA.

That’s exactly the points the NFL makes in its response to Richard Dent’s third amended complaint against the league.

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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?

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

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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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Latest NFL Concussion Settlement Status Reports Released

NFL Concussion Settlement Status Report

x In other NFL Lawsuit news, Richard Dent has appealed the denial of his proposed class action painkiller lawsuit to the Third Circuit as noted below. His appeal has now been docketed at the Ninth Circuit as Case No. 19-16017. The appellant brief is due on August 22. (Yes, I marked this one on my …

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Judge Kills Remaining NFL Painkiller Claims

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NFL Painkiller Suit Dismissed. What Went Wrong?

Dent v NFL Painkiller Lawsuit Dismissed

On April 19, Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California dismissed the only remaining cause of action against the NFL regarding its misuse of powerful painkilling drugs, ending litigation that spanned two-lawsuits over the course of five years.

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