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  1. Lester Munson: Mueller Report on NFL's handling of Rice case show...

    Lester Munson

    Robert Mueller's recounting of events after Ray Rice's arrest for a brutal assault on his then-fiancee makes the actions and inactions of the NFL security apparatus look like sheer incompetence, writes Lester Munson.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2015
  2. Lawsuit NFLPA crafted on behalf of Adrian Peterson nearly flawles...

    Lester Munson

    The theory of the union lawyers is that the NFL's actions and the arbitrator's decision are so clearly violations of rules of fundamental fairness that any judge anywhere must take an action that most judges would never consider, writes Lester Munson.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014
  3. Lester Munson: NFL had rough time at Ray Rice hearing

    Lester Munson

    Roger Goodell was the first witness in the Ray Rice hearing, and the transcript shows that his answers were vague and inconsistent, Lester Munson writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  4. Lester Munson: NFL concussion settlement judge has tough decision...

    Lester Munson

    For the judge who must decide whether the NFL concussion agreement is "fair, adequate and reasonable," it will be a difficult decision.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2014
  5. NFL concussion settlement gets day in court

    Lester Munson

    A federal judge in Philadelphia will conduct a hearing Wednesday to determine whether a settlement of the massive NFL concussion litigation is "fair, adequate and reasonable" for thousands of retired players who have suffered concussion-related injuries.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2014
  6. Lester Munson: Commissioners need only follow basic guidelines to...

    Lester Munson

    When lawyers for players demand due process and league officials assert that they have already provided it, it can be confusing to fans. Throw in the fact that the players are governed by collective bargaining agreements and it can be even more confusing, writes Lester Munson.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  7. Lester Munson: Documents related to NFL concussion deal leave man...

    Lester Munson

    The lawyers who negotiated the proposed NFL concussion settlement disclosed additional materials on the agreement on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  8. Former NFL players' effort to alter concussion settlement fails

    Lester Munson

    A group of seven retired NFL players gave the federal court system a chance to expedite the long-delayed concussion settlement on Wednesday, but three judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals here did not seem interested.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  9. Lester Munson: NFL concussion hearing an unexpected big deal

    Lester Munson

    Although numerous players have criticized the settlement, the hearing will mark the first time that players will be able to state their objections in open court.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  10. Lester Munson: Questions, answers about NCAA concussion settlemen...

    Lester Munson

    With the settlement Tuesday of a 2011 class-action lawsuit, the NCAA agreed to provide $70 million to pay for medical testing of thousands of college athletes to determine whether they suffered brain injuries while playing contact sports. The settlem...

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  11. Lester Munson: Haslam's deal may save Cleveland Browns ownership

    Lester Munson

    By admitting that his diesel fuel company defrauded its customers of more than $56 million, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam saved his Pilot Flying J truck stop empire from further federal investigation by agreeing to reimburse his customers and to pay a fine of $92 million. His decision may have also saved his ownership of the Browns.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  12. Lester Munson: Math majors the most important witnesses in Ed O'B...

    Lester Munson

    The Ed O'Bannon-NCAA trial has included three former athletes, the president of the NCAA, a couple of conference commissioners and two experts on consumer surveys. But the most important witnesses are the two math majors who examined the same data and reached opposite conclusions.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  13. Lester Munson: What to know about the NFL concussion settlement p...

    Lester Munson

    Is the latest concussion settlement proposal good enough for players?

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  14. Lester Munson: All you need to know about the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA...

    Lester Munson

    As we slog our way to the end of the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial -- with no star witnesses left to testify -- it's a good time to revisit some of the basics and basic terms that have been part of the trial.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  15. Lester Munson: NCAA setup baffles Ed O'Bannon antitrust trial jud...

    Lester Munson

    Judge Claudia Wilken may not fully grasp the intricacies of the BCS, the FBS and the CFP, but she has a firm grip on the ABCs of antitrust law and how it may work for Ed O'Bannon and thousands of college athletes.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  16. Lester Munson: NCAA plan in O'Bannon trial backfires

    Lester Munson

    Had the NCAA's plan worked Tuesday, it could have provided powerful support for its claims that a ban on player pay helps integrate athletes into the academic community and that it maintains the organization's ideal of amateurism. But the plan didn't work.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014