May 10

NFL cheerleaders will settle for $1 in exchange for meeting with Roger Goodell

If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will have a meeting with a group of cheerleaders, the two former cheerleaders who recently filed discrimination claims will settle those claims for $1 each.

The settlement proposal by Sara Blackwell, the lawyer representing the cheerleaders, asked that Goodell and league lawyers have a “good faith” meeting with at least four cheerleaders to create binding rules and regulations for all NFL teams. Also, teams that currently have cheerleading squads would not be allowed to disband them as retaliation for at least five years.

After two batters reached in the first inning, Tillman retired 10 straight before allowing a four-pitch walk to Victor Martinez with two outs in the fourth. He did not allow a hit until Jose Iglesias lined a one-out double in the fifth.

Ole Miss refutes those claims, and thus objects to the players’ request to waive the NCAA’s normal transfer rules. Patterson’s attorney, Thomas Mars, said he remains optimistic that the NCAA will allow Patterson to play this fall, but does not know when a final decision might come.

Patterson announced his plans to transfer to Michigan less than two weeks after the additional sanctions were levied against Ole Miss. Michigan submitted paperwork for the waiver request in late February.

The league’s investigation included formal reviews and reports from every team that interviewed Guice, as well as interviews with the player, his agent and others, per a source. The league could not confirm that any club made the reported inquiries.

The league spent weeks trying to figure out who had asked Guice these questions. At least one team said Guice admitted that he “made up” the statements that led to a lengthy NFL investigation, according to a source.

What’s acceptable has evolved from the early days of hockey through Scott Stevens’ then-legal crushing blow on Eric Lindros in 2000 to today, when checks to the head are parsed frame by frame to determine if they are illegal. The NHL, too, is still facing a federal class-action concussion lawsuit filed by former players alleging it failed to warn them about the health risks associated with head injuries.sl_cardinals_004

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