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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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Tags: The Back of the Book

10/18/95
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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Tags: ATP, Acushnet, NBA, Russell Athletic, People and Pop Culture

10/18/95
GRAF LAWYER CRITICIZES OPEL, ADIDAS STANDS BY STEFFI

A spokesperson for Steffi Graf criticized GM-subsidiary Opel''s decision to end its sponsorship deal with the tennis star, and said the carmaker acted on "rumors rather than hard fact." This morning''

Tags: General Motors, Washington Nationals

10/18/95
NEW PLAN EMERGES THAT COULD KEEP WARRIORS IN OAKLAND

A new plan emerged yesterday "that gave negotiators hope" the Warriors would not leave for San Jose, according to Robert Salladay of the OAKLAND TRIBUNE. Oakland and Alameda County could now end up bu

Tags: Franchises, Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders

10/18/95
NIKE HAS ONLY ONE FOOT IN THE RING -- ROY JONES JR.

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Tags: Nike

10/18/95
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: MLB, New York Yankees, Nike, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

10/18/95
MEDIA NOTES

Michael Jordan is pictured on the cover of this week''s Sports Illustrated with new teammate, Dennis Rodman marking the 34th time Jordan has appeared on the cover. Jordan now passes Muhammad Ali with

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Denver Broncos, Madison Square Garden, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, Nielsen, Oakland Raiders, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

10/18/95
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Tags: Facilities, New York Jets

10/18/95
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Tags: Facilities, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tags: AEG, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Facilities, PepsiCo

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