Ah Yes – Your Union Dollars at Work for You!

Aside from not providing the real help that most retired players need, it seems that the NFLPA has also been spending your union dollars to promote political agendas, including donations to organizations such as the Center for Community Change Action … Continue reading

Strokes: What did They Know and When Did They Know it?

As a few of my closest friend already know, I ended up in ICU exactly 2 weeks ago because of a hemorrhagic stroke. Totally unexpected and caught everyone off-guard – especially me! I was fortunate for many reasons, one of … Continue reading

Final Order on NFL Painkillers Lawsuit

Judge William Alsup issued his final ruling in the NFL Painkiller lawsuit on Friday and it’s clear that he leans more in favor of employers over employees. Our friend, Sheilla Dingus, posted some interesting initial observations on Alsup’s ruling on … Continue reading

Here’s the 2017 NFLPA LM-2

Here we go with this year’s LM-2 filing for the NFLPA just released at the end of May. 525 pages this year! Quick Glance: They now report 9,065 members compared to last year’s total of 6,542 members. And they closed … Continue reading

Riddell Still in Court

Not a quiet off-season this year so far! It seems that plaintiffs’ attorneys have been filing more detailed briefs recently in all the concussion lawsuits. While the main NFL concussion lawsuit is finalizing their settlement stage, helmet maker Riddell (the … Continue reading

Just Say NO to Drugs, Roger!

So in recent weeks, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has used his soap box to condemn marijuana use by players as an alternative to the addictive opioids and other painkillers that the League’s team doctors continue to administer to their players. … Continue reading

Concussion Settlement Misinformation Continues…

It’s always a good thing when the media continues to cover the plight of the retired players. But is it just me or do the stories keep getting more and more inaccurate? I mean, where do they come up with … Continue reading

Sheilla Dingus: The Lawyers’ Feeding Frenzy

We’re watching the REAL fight now that Judge Brody has declared the concussion lawsuit as a done deal. And it’s not for the retired players. If these lawyers had put in half the energy they”re now putting into their battle … Continue reading

Another “Random” Drug Test for James Harrison

Is this harassment? James Harrison posted this on his Facebook page earlier today. How many “random” drug tests did you have during your career with the NFL? … Continue reading

The Harvard Football Players’ Health Study: A Critique by Brad Sohn

This was a guest post from Paul Anderson’s NFL Concussion Litigation Blog and is re-posted here with permission of Paul Anderson and Brad Sohn. I remember reaching out to Harvard a couple of years ago when they first announced this … Continue reading

Why Football Will Never Go Away

With so much attention finally being placed on concussions and lawsuits, there has been a lot of discussion about the end of football (and many other professional sports). And the NFL is a $13 billion industry today (and projected to … Continue reading

Why Should We Keep Paying for Stadiums?

I generally don’t watch John Oliver but on rare occasion, he nails it! This recent rant on how cities get conned into forcing all of us to fund sports stadiums that ultimately only help the team owners. If they’re rich … Continue reading

Hall of Fame Wives and Widows Letter to NFL

On March 9, 2015, 26 wives and widows of NFL Hall of Fame inductees from over the years sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as … Continue reading

How the NFLPA Votes

Well, as of last night, DeMaurice Smith is Executive Director of the NFLPA once again for 3 more years. And according to media articles now coming out, it was unanimous. But we also know how these people always vote: Unanimously. … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: Who Ruined the NFL Players Union?

 EDITOR’S NOTE: With the NFLPA Executive Director position up for voting this weekend – in Maui once again no less – there are more questions than answers when it comes to the State of the Union (pun intended). Patrick Hruby … Continue reading