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

Another CTE Lawsuit

Most of you know that as part of their “settlement” in the NFL Concussion Lawsuit, the League tried to dodge a bullet – or two – in not including or acknowledging the long-term problems of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) once … Continue reading

Sports Illustrated: Gayle Sayers Battling Dementia

The family of Hall-of-Famer Gayle Sayers acknowledged that he has been diagnosed with advancing dementia. They made the decision to go public with his health diagnosis to address many of the rumors that have been circulating recently. Sayers was one … Continue reading

First Annual CTE Awareness Day 2017

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Jerry Jones Says No Link Between Football and CTE

Well, it didn’t take long for the NFL’s spin machine to jump in front of League Senior VP for health and safety Jeff Miller’s statements confirming the damage of CTE in front of a Congressional subcommittee. But of course, the … Continue reading

ESPN: Growing List of CTE Cases from BU Study

The overwhelming cases of CTE discovered in brains donated to Boston University’s ongoing study continues to surface, including youth football players as well as vets. While these studies are still only from the donated brains of deceased victims, we’re optimistic … Continue reading

Joe Theismann Talks about the NFL Concussion Settlement

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 … Continue reading

Watch PBS Frontline: League of Denial

Last night, PBS aired their full two-hour documentary League of Denial on Frontline and the accompanying book from Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru. . Thanks to PBS, you can now watch the entire movie in Full Screen mode by clicking … Continue reading

Concussion Collision

. So the end of September has come and gone. No sign of any details on that incredible once-in-a-lifetime $765 million proposed settlement offer to retired players for concussion damages that was supposed to have been available by the end … 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

Views on the NFL Concussion Settlement Offer

The NFL’s $765 million concussion settlement offer was announced a little over 24 hours ago and the firestorm of coverage and analysis is the talk of the media already. We won’t be privy to seeing the actual Settlement Offer until … Continue reading

FOXSports: NFL, players reach proposed $765M settlement of concussion-related lawsuits

BREAKING: From the Associated Press and just released on FOX Sports: . NFL, players reach proposed $765M settlement of concussion-related lawsuits Published August 29, 2013 Associated Press . PHILADELPHIA – The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: ESPN’s Football Faux Pas

EDITOR’S NOTE: In his usual detailed manner, Evan Weiner takes a very interesting look at ESPN and its long-standing business relationship with the NFL over the years and how it resulted in ESPN’s withdrawal from their partnership with PBS Frontline. … Continue reading

The NFL’s Streisand Effect Continues…

Yesterday, we posted an update on the NFL concussion coverup with ESPN and mentioned the unintended consequences of The Streisand Effect. (Click HERE to read the entry on Wikipedia.) Well, you know it’s becoming a major embarrassment and a joke … Continue reading