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December 27, 2017

Holiday Cheer: Athletes Leading by Example

As a change of pace to stories we often post about an athlete’s troubles, I thought it would be refreshing to report on two athletes whose off-the-field actions on Christmas Day are an inspiration. Houston Texans Offensive Lineman David Quessenberry, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, spent the last three seasons battling lymphoma. Until […]

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December 14, 2017

Oklahoma, and not the Musical!

Everyone knows the story about former Oklahoma Sooner Joe Mixon. He was the star Sooner running back who was caught on video punching a woman in a restaurant, which caused him to be suspended for a year from college and damaged his NFL draft stock and earnings. Well, history may have sadly and unfortunately repeated […]

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November 30, 2017

Another Firing Over Sex Harassment: When Will It All End?

The firing this week of long-time NBC Today show co-host Matt Lauer over sexual harassment charges has significant consequences for his future, his family and his alleged victims, and it saddens many of us who have watched the show faithfully for years. The firing is the latest in an ever-growing list of harassment charges against […]

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Another Firing Over Sex Harassment: When Will It All End?

The firing this week of long-time NBC Today show co-host Matt Lauer over sexual harassment charges has significant consequences for his future, his family and his alleged victims, and it saddens many of us who have watched the show faithfully for years. The firing is the latest in an ever-growing list of harassment charges against […]

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November 27, 2017

California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’: Don’t Be a Distraction off the court or In a Court of Law In the wake of a recent incident in China in which team members were arrested for shoplifting, the entire UCLA basketball and athletics program needs to hit the reset button. Three UCLA freshmen (LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill), […]

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November 9, 2017

Introduction to Todd Talks…Sports

Todd Talks…Sports blog evolved because of the ever-increasing number of complex cases that Gemma Allen, Todd Glassman and the team at Ladden & Allen, Chartered, are involved in with high profile clients. The last few years Gemma and I have been presenting interactive programs for professional and collegiate sports teams, ranging from the rookie class […]

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September 18, 2017

Politics Can Make Strange Bedfellows

In most elections, married couples tend to vote alike, but not in 2016! Polls showed that married women spurned the Republican presidential nominee –who ultimately became our elected leader – creating palpable tension in some households, both before and after the election. Stories on the Internet told of husbands who prevent Democratic canvassers and mail […]

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September 11, 2017

Take Caution When Using Social Media

The overuse of posting, texting, and Tweeting can be dangerous to your marital well-being AND finances. With social media, you can now play out your dreams impulsively online, but there’s a catch: the evidence never goes away. We see this online evidence used frequently in family courts to demonstrate irreconcilable differences or parental alienation, and […]

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August 9, 2017

Conflict Resolution Tips for Happier Relationships

The daily household routine with squabbles over money, work and children can take its toll on a relationship. Those minor spats and squabbles can easily escalate into full-blown fights unless you have good communication skills and a willingness to use them thoughtfully. Here are some tips. Create a roadmap for discussion and decisions. Disagreement doesn’t […]

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