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

Concussion Lawsuit Plaintiffs: How Much is Enough?

More of the plaintiffs in the NFL Concussion Lawsuit just filed their objections to the high “industry-standard” fees that many of their designated attorneys are expecting to receive should a clear settlement actually come through. As cited, most of these … Continue reading

When Things Don’t Quite Go Your Way…

And even if it’s just a paltry few million, you know the League will still cut your study off at the kneecaps if they see the results totally going against them; they won’t ever hesitate to cut off your pledged … 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

Shark Warning

Over the years, many of you have told me about those high-end loan scammers who have taken advantage of your situation while awaiting disability and pension settlements pending through the courts and arbitration processes. Not that different from high-interest check … Continue reading

Leonard Marshall Donates Brain to Ongoing CTE Study

Two-time Super Bowl winner, Leonard Marshall, is the latest retired NFL player to add his name to the growing list of brain donors for postmortem detection of CTE study. … Continue reading

Matt Chaney: History of American Football con’d

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our friend, Matt Chaney, continues to weave his incredibly fascinating history of American football. ================================================== Civil War camps were major conduits for football’s cultural reach. Military units from everywhere, North and South, indulged the game as a fun … Continue reading

Harvard Football Players Health Study Released

Harvard has been conducting a large study over several years, collecting information on physical and brain injuries of NFL football players and comparing the results with injuries in other professional sports (NHL, MLB, MLS, NBA, CFL). Many of you have … Continue reading

Sheilla Dingus: The CTE Lawsuit that Made it to Court

EDITOR’S NOTE: So why hasn’t this wrongful death lawsuit gotten the coverage that other lawsuits have received? Earlier this year,the NFL lost their arguments to block this suit from moving forward. And it was because of CTE! Our friend, Sheilla … 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

From TEDx 2016: David Camarillo – Why helmets don’t prevent concussions — and what might

An interesting 16-minute talk from former college football player David Camarillo and currently Assistant Professor at Stanford University. … Continue reading

Aaron Hernandez Found Dead in Prison Cell

One more tragic ending to what started as a very promising career. Does anyone have any doubt about the role brain injuries had in all of this? Aaron Hernandez, former NFL player, found dead in prison cell, officials say Aaron … Continue reading

Working for Your Money

Rickey Dixon played as a cornerback and special teams player for the Oklahoma Sooners and later for the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Raiders & LA Raiders (’88 – ’93). In 2011, Rickey started to notice the first signs … Continue reading

Déjà vu… Again!

In a move that’s sure to sound familiar to most retired players who have tried to access their earned disability benefits in the past, lawyers from both sides of the concussion “settlement” have agreed to the NFL’s proposal to set … Continue reading