Second Annual Santa Clara Law Sports Law Symposium

Sep 8, 2011


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EDITOR’S NOTE: Thursday Evening – Irv Muchnick was one of the journalists attending the symposium and provides some notes about confronting DeMaurice Smith on Dave Duerson’s votes while on the Disability Board. Read his post by clicking HERE.
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Will wonders never cease? NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith actually showed up this year for the Second Annual Santa Clara Law Sports Law Symposium. (Hey – we always gotta give credit where it’s due!) If you’ll recall, Smith was a very prominent no-show at last year’s symposium, citing “personal reasons” for not appearing. Disability attorney John Hogan is there again this year, along with retired players’ attorneys, Michael Hausfeld and Shawn Stuckey. Apparently, De Smith is the keynote speaker on sports concussions and John Hogan and Shawn Stuckey will be two of the panelists. Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown is the Special Guest this year. Click HERE to visit their site and look over the speaker list.
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John has also provided us with an advance copy of his symposium White Paper: Concussions, Brain Injury and NFL Disability. This 23-page document is one of the best encapsulated overviews on brain injuries and how the NFL and the NFLPA is dealing (or not) with the long-term effects of concussions and the subsequent long-term needs of its former employees. This is a must-read for everyone.
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We’ve just uploaded a full copy of John Hogan’s document to Scribd for easy viewing and to make it downloadable for printing. You can also click the Enlarge icon in the center of the menu at the bottom of the viewing screen to go Full Screen for easier reading (just hit the ESC key to close):
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John Hogan Santa Clara Sports Law Symposium Paper
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  1. Notes on NFLPA Boss DeMaurice Smith at Santa Clara Sports Law Symposium « Concussion Inc. – Author Irvin Muchnick
    September 8th, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    [...] Dissident NFL retirees, who don’t like the union’s performance in safeguarding their health and interests, say Smith no-showed his scheduled appearance at last year’s Santa Clara symposium. See today’s post at Dave Pear’s blog, http://davepear.com/blog/2011/09/second-annual-santa-clara-law-sports-law-symposium/. [...]