Joe Nocera has been a New York Times Op-Ed and Business columnist for many years. Nocera has also written several books, mostly focused on business. In his Oct. 7th column, he analyzes the final NFL Concussion Settlement Offer that’s been accepted by the courts but continues to be stalled by objections and petitions. His key issue? CTE. And the lack of inclusion in this settlement. This is a must-read for all players.
The League’s worst nightmare will be definitive tests for living players that will detect the presence of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy). This is like Big Tobacco desperately denying the link between smoking and lung cancer as a last resort to a real settlement that would go beyond anything offered to date.