Monthly Archives: July 2011

News & Notes 7.20.11

NFL, Riddell Sued for Allegedly Concealing Brain Injury Risks: TMZ first reported that 75 former professional football players are suing the NFL, claiming it intentionally concealed the harmful effects of game-related concussions for 90 years. According to the lawsuit, filed … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.19.11

Mendenhall Sues Former Sponsor: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Champion. Mendenhall was hired as an endorser for Champion brand sports apparel in 2008. However, his contract was … Continue reading

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Expert: Clemens Mistrial Likely Due to Government’s Arrogance

Roger Clemens’ perjury case was over before it started.  The government was yet to call its first witness when the judge declared a mistrial. The Legal Blitz asked Temple University Law professor Edward Ohlbaum to help analyze what went wrong, … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.18.11

Cedric Benson Released From Jail: The Associated Press reports that free agent running back Cedric Benson was released from an Austin, Texas jail on Sunday following an arrest on an assault charge, the second year in a row he has … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.15.11

NFL Lockout Nearing The End With Rookie Wage Scale Agreement: ESPN.com reports that negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement are headed toward a settlement. The sides have agreed in principle to a rookie wage system, sources told ESPN NFL … Continue reading

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Mistrial in Clemens’ Perjury Trial

Judge Declares Mistrial in Clemens Trial: ESPN.com reports that the judge presiding over Roger Clemens’ perjury trial declared a mistrial over evidence revealed to the jury that he believed would prejudice the jury against the former baseball star. U.S. District … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.13.11

Brady, Manning and Brees Say It’s Time to Make a Deal: CNNsi.com reports that three star quarterbacks say it’s time to wrap up negotiations and end the NFL’s lockout.  Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Drew Brees spoke publicly as a … Continue reading

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Expert Panel Weighs in on NBA Lockout

The Legal Blitz asked three sports law experts to make five predictions on the NBA Lockout and the fallout. The panel includes: Marc Edelman is an assistant professor at Barry University School of Law.  Edelman has published 18 law review … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.12.11

Attorney: Tiger Didn’t Receive PEDs from Galea:  The New York Daily News reports that the attorney for Mary Anne Catalano said Tiger Woods did not receive PEDs while being treated by Dr. Anthony Galea.  Catalano is the chief witnesses in … Continue reading

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