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

NFL Painkiller Lawsuit Dismissed

Well, that was a surprise. Today, Judge Alsup limited the scope and plaintiffs in closing the NFL Painkiller lawsuit. Only 9 players and 12 claims will stand as part of the dismissal and summary judgment in this suit. The judge … 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

Everything Makes Sense Now

The NFL’s been hooked on painkillers all along according to newly-opened court documents. Now Roger Goodell’s goofy behavior starts to make sense!   … Continue reading

Marijuana and the NFL

So many retired players I’ve met over the years have told me about the NFL’s ongoing use of painkillers to keep them in the game, all while putting out a public stance on HGH and steroid use. And apparently, marijuana … Continue reading

James Harrison is Pissed at the NFL: Here’s Why

Been away for a few weeks but definitely noticed some of the off-season noise on all the social media networks from James Harrison (2002 – 2015 as a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers with one year in Cincinnati) coming forward … Continue reading

From 2014: Casualties of the Gridiron – Season 2

And here’s Season 2 of GQ’s Casualties of the Gridiron. Has anything changed for retired players? Do players expect things to get any better with the so-called NFL concussion lawsuit settlement? … Continue reading

From 2013: Casualties of the Gridiron – Season 1

Back in 2013, GQ produced a documentary that followed several retired NFL players on their journey after leaving the game. The long-term effects of injuries to their bodies and their brains has serious impacts not only on them but their … Continue reading

Larry Kaminski Says It All

Last week, Larry Kaminski (Denver Broncos 1966 – 1973) sat down and wrote a long overdue letter about his life during and after playing professional football in the NFL. This was sent out to his state representatives among others (including … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The Evil Genius of the NFL Concussion Settlement

Ken McClain figured the National Football League was preparing to screw his clients. Question was: Just how badly? A Kansas City-based attorney, McClain represents two dozen former professional football players in their mid-30s to 60s whom he says suffer from … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The Devil is in the Details

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sports Journalist, Patrick Hruby, wrote an exceptionally detailed overview of the preliminary approval of the NFL Concussion settlement offer yesterday and we’ve been given permission to post his article here for the retired players to read. Patrick analyzes … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: Don’t Settle

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of the more insightful pieces on the proposed settlement offer from NFL to the retired players’ concussion lawsuits. Re-posted from Sports on Earth with permission from Patrick Hruby. . . Don’t Settle . . Eleanor … Continue reading

Hypocrite of the Decade

. What was it that Deion Sanders said a while back about how other retired players are whining because concussions don’t exist? Here’s our earlier post along with accompanying comments – click HERE to read our earlier post. . … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: “Fraudsters” and Surveillance and Sports

EDITOR’S NOTE: While Evan’s most recent story looks mostly at MLB, there are obvious repercussions when you consider the upcoming HGH testing agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA. And the idea of just how much power each League has … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Life Inside the Real NFL Family

Brain concussions. CTE. Alcohol and drugs. Take these issues that have only recently become more openly discussed along with 101 more ingredients in family life and you have a very complicated recipe for making a family work (or not). Family … Continue reading