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Aaron Hernandez' Lawyers Contend He Had Severe CTE In Lawsuit Against NFL, Patriots

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 22 / 17

A new $20M lawsuit filed against the NFL and the Patriots on behalf of the family of the late Aaron Hernandez claims he had a "'severe' degenerative brain disease that caused him to hang himself in his jail cell," according to Bob McGovern of the BOSTON HERALD. Shortly after his April 19 suicid...

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12/17/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, DAY 170: SHOWTIME GAME SELLS 6,000 TIX

Organizers of "The Game on Showtime" said that 6,000 tickets had been sold for Saturday''s game, according to David Steele of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The game will be played at the 12,000-seat Atlantic Ci

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Showtime

12/17/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, DAY 170: GOODWILL TO LABOR NEGOTIATORS?

NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter held an extensive conference call with the media yesterday where the "only thing he didn''t say was that he''s mad as hell and not going to take it anymore," according to Da

Tags: Boston Celtics, Cablevision, CBS, Detroit Pistons, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Miami Heat, NBA, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Viacom

12/17/98
YOU CAN'T GET TO THE CBA OFF THE TURNPIKE: TRENTON JOINS IBL

The CBA expansion Trenton Shooting Stars have followed the lead of a St. Louis team and "jumped to the upstart IBL" to become the league''s 10th team, according to Jed Weisberger of the Trenton TIMES.

Tags: Dallas Stars, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Walt Disney

12/16/98
INSTANT DELAY: REPLAY WON'T APPEAR THIS YEAR; POSSIBLY NEXT

The NFL''s eight-member Competition Committee voted 7-1 against bringing instant replay back for this season''s playoffs, according to Len Pasquarelli of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, who writes that Cowb

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

12/16/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, PART III: SMITH WON'T SHILL FOR SHOWTIME

Turner Sports yesterday "withdrew permission for Kenny Smith to serve as an analyst" for "The Game on Showtime" players exhibition on Saturday night, according to Mark Asher of the WASHINGTON POST. Si

Tags: HBO, Indiana Pacers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Showtime, Turner Sports

12/16/98
KEVIN MALONE AND SCOTT BORAS BOTH DEFEND BROWN'S CONTRACT

The Dodgers officially introduced P Kevin Brown to the media after signing him to a seven-year, $105M contract at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville. Dodgers GM Kevin Malone dismissed criticism

Tags: LA Angels, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, San Diego Padres, Walt Disney

12/16/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, II: PLAYERS SAY UNION HOLDING UP DEAL

Six unidentified members of the NBPA spoke out against the union and "outlined the problems they believe are preventing the lockout from being resolved," according to Stephen Smith of the PHILADELPHIA

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12/16/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, DAY 169: REPORT OF TALKS THIS WEEK

Due to a "change" in the NBPA''s plans, the union "doesn''t expect to get back" to the bargaining table "until the first days of 1999," according to Mitch Lawrence of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Lawrence wri

Tags: CBS, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, Turner Sports, Viacom

12/15/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, DAY 168: STERN DENIES LAYOFFS, FOR NOW

NBA Commissioner David Stern "issued a memo yesterday to about 750 league employees denying an Associated Press report that he was planning layoffs during the ongoing lockout," according to Phil Jasne

Tags: CBS, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBC, Showtime, Toronto Raptors, Viacom

12/14/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, III: NEWSWEEK ON RACE AND RESPECT

In the current issue of NEWSWEEK, on newsstands today, Allison Samuels reports that "many [NBA] players say that racial tensions are exacerbating the adversarial spirit" of the labor negotiations. Hea

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Miami Heat, NBA, Brooklyn Nets

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