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Aug 31, 2018

Arbitrator sends Kaepernick’s grievance against NFL to trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Colin Kaepernick and his legal team are driving inside NFL territory, forcing the league and its 32 teams to brace for a defensive stand. An arbitrator is sending Kaepernick’s grievance with the NFL to trial, denying the league’s request to throw out the quarterback’s claims that owners conspired to keep him out […]

Oct 16, 2017

Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, alleging collusion

NEW YORK — Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem.N Kaepernick started a national conversation about political activism by athletes last season when he decided to sit, and […]

Oct 4, 2017

Buffalo Jills’ suit against Bills and NFL proceeds

A class-action wage theft lawsuit filed by cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills football team will move forward, thanks to a recent decision by the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court. The Fourth Department affirmed a June 2016 decision by state Supreme Court Justice Timothy J. Drury to certify the class-action complaint originally filed in April […]

Feb 8, 2017

Judge reminding NFL retirees of concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge on Wednesday urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing. The league expects more than 6,000 of them to eventually be diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The deal […]

Dec 12, 2016

Supreme Court leaves $1B NFL concussion settlement in place

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected challenges to the estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, clearing the way for payouts to begin to those who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions. The settlement covers more than 20,000 retired […]

Nov 24, 2016

Fight between lawyers over fees in NFL lawsuit drags on

  Diamonds are forever … and so are fee fights? OK, maybe not. But more than three years after a federal judge in Minneapolis approved a $42 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by a group of retired professional football players over the use of their likenesses by the National Football League’s NFL Films, […]

Feb 25, 2016

Federal judges will hear NFL’s Deflategate appeal

NEW YORK — Three federal judges will hear the NFL’s appeal of the lifting of New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in “Deflategate” next week. Arguments before the panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled for March 3 in Manhattan. The judges hearing the case were listed Thursday on the […]

Jan 27, 2016

Jets settle lawsuit with cheerleaders

HACKENSACK — The New York Jets have agreed to pay nearly $324,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by cheerleaders over wages. The suit was filed in Bergen County, New Jersey, where the NFL team plays. The 52 women said they were paid $150 per game and issued uniforms. But they said they were not […]

Dec 8, 2014

Congress considers its own form of sports ‘blackout’

Consumers and taxpayers help pay for the stadiums and other sports venues of professional sports teams, pave the way for the roads to get to them, buy all kinds of fan gear and then face the threat of not being able to see their favorite teams play on television because of a broadcast blackout. The […]

Oct 8, 2014

NFL probes Bills laser pointer complaint

BUFFALO (AP) — The NFL is attempting to shed light on who allegedly shined a laser pointer at Buffalo Bills players at Detroit’s Ford Field last weekend. League spokesman Michael Signora says the NFL is investigating the Bills’ complaint and attempting to identify the person responsible. Quarterback Kyle Orton and holder Colton Schmidt said they […]

Sep 17, 2014

NFL sponsors voice disapproval

(Associated Press) — Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League’s recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising. Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday that it has spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent incidents that are sparking outcry from fans, including an investigation […]

Aug 12, 2014

FCC chief supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules

BUFFALO (AP) — The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission said it’s time to repeal NFL television blackout rules. Ajit Pai said the FCC needs to “be on the side of sports fans” regarding league rules that prevent games that are not sold out from being broadcast in the home team’s market. Pai was in […]

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