THIS JUST IN: A 3-judge panel just issued an opinion and judgment on the appeal by players/plaintiffs to the earlier settlement offer from the League.
We uploaded the letter from the court along with the full 33-page ruling to Scribd for easy downloading, reading and printing. You can also click the Enlarge icon in the lower right corner of the menu at the bottom of the viewing screen to go Full Screen for easier reading (just hit the ESC key to close).
So now that the NFL is no longer a tax-exempt nonprofit, other sneaky revenue sources are popping up all over the place. Including payments from the DoD for those “impromptu” salutes to our military veterans among other sources. Just as the League pays as little as possible out of their pockets for little things like Super Bowl Half Time acts and bigger things like stadiums, they never seem to be able to turn down money from anyone.
Well, the final report just got released by attorney Ted Wells today on the Tom Brady/New England Patriots Deflategate investigation. At 243 pages, it covers almost every conceivable angle to put up a nearly indisputable case against the Patriots, Brady and Belichick for cheating in the AFC Championship game earlier this year against the Indianapolis Colts. Wells report even includes some incredible scientific evidence along with phone logs between Brady and the locker room staffers that builds a solid case against them.
So if it’s now proven that Brady and the Patriots likely had an established pattern of cheating over the past year that led them to their Super Bowl “victory” against the Seattle Seahawks, do you think stripping Brady and the Pats of all their wins over the entire season would be too extreme (why would anyone think they only did this once)? Or do you think the NFL will simply slap them on the wrist and hold back a couple of selections during their draft? When you realize that all the bookies have already taken the Pats out of their odds-making stats, makes you wonder who’s actually running the show… (Think about this one: If the Patriots lost an entire season off their numbers, it would wreak havoc with bookies being flooded with refund requests that they couldn’t possibly handle.)
We uploaded the full 243-page report to Scribd for easy downloading, reading and printing. You can also click the Enlarge icon in the lower right corner of the menu at the bottom of the viewing screen to go Full Screen for easier reading (just hit the ESC key to close).Continue reading →
Here are the final documents filed on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in US District Court in Philadelphia under Judge Anita Brody: The 7-page memo along with the full 132-page Agreement. We’re also posting a copy of the 24-page summary piece that was posted onNFLConcussionSettlement.
There are currently over 200 retired players who decided to Opt Out from the settlement before the cut-off date so it’s not over by any means, although the battle will definitely be drawn out by the NFL and their lawyers. Those fighting on will be blamed for holding up the settlement as more divide-and-conquer SOP by the League.
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Quarterback Joe Theismann (1974 – 1985 Washington) did a quick overview with FOX Business Melissa Francis on his thoughts about the recent NFL concussion lawsuit settlement just approved by Judge Brody in US District Court yesterday. He did not opt Out of the settlement.
A sad day for retired NFL players. In spite of numerous delays, Judge Brody finally approved a 65-year settlement offer that allows the League to dodge many bullets that the original concussion lawsuits may have forced on them. Andrew Brandt gives an overview with ESPN on the downside of this settlement for most players.
Are you as confused as most of us when it comes to a traumatic brain injury? Dolman Law Group put together this simplified infographic explaining the different – and sometimes subtle – differences of TBI. Somehow, I have a feeling that even a lot of doctors have trouble explaining this to their patients…
To our retired NFL player followers – which of these sound familiar?
(You can enlarge the infographic to full screen by clicking that enlarge arrow icon in the lower right corner at the bottom of the image.)