One of the darkest moments in NFL history may have never come to light if not for $91,000. That’s how much the video footage of Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator was sold to TMZ for before being published on Sept. 8, 2014, I learned through a source. That was the first time anyone pinpointed that amount, which was part of this “what if?” story.
I had touched on it after Winslow was arrested, but here Brent Schrotenboer and I delve into the possible use of head trauma as a defense. I had developed a working relationship with one of Winslow’s attorney and used other sources for this feature.
The news hook was my research that led to the crucial evidence that led to Winslow’s conviction. I painstakingly went through TOSes and reached out major fitness app and wearable companies to show readers how companies track and potentially sell their fitness information.
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Multimedia marketing deals at NCAA schools (April 2, 2009)
Database of FBS coaches salaries (Nov. 10, 2009)
Pay booms in hard times (Nov. 10, 2009)
Big pay for Boise St. (Nov. 11 2009)
New Mexico State’s Rutenberg pays dues to chase dream (Nov. 12, 2009)
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NFL Alumni Association investigation
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Was Martin’s candidacy properly vetted? (Jan, 30, 2012)
NFL alumni board defends director (Feb. 3, 2012)
High rate of supplements tainted (Dec. 5, 2007)
Dietary supplements cause 600 ‘adverse events‘ (Sept. 22, 2008)
Company stops shipping supplement in NFL drug probe (Oct. 31, 2008)
Company recalls supplement at center of NFL drug probe (Nov. 19, 2008)
Senate panel examine supplement safety (Sept. 29, 2009)