Same Crap, Different Day

While all the focus has now been on the soap opera surrounding the NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement, it’s important to remind everyone that many of the retired players and their families have still been mired in the tangled mess of … 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

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

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

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

It’s Called Workers Compensation!

In a precedent-setting win, George Visger (49ers ’80 – ’81 Super Bowl XVI) and his attorney, Chris Asvar, just beat the NFL and Travelers Insurance for his EARNED medical treatments through the California Workers Compensation Board that he’s been fighting … Continue reading

Aaron Gordon: Battle for Benefits PART 3

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 3 of Aaron Gordon’s 3-part series on VICE Sports on what happens to the older retired players after they retire from their years on the gridiron. Joe DeLamielleure was one of the toughest guys on the field for 13 years … Continue reading

Aaron Gordon: Battle for Benefits PART 1

EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the years, we’ve covered a lot of individual player’s battles in fighting for their earned benefits. Aaron Gordon has recently started a 3-part series on VICE Sports detailing more of these experiences that retired NFL players endure after … Continue reading

John Hogan: Some Thoughts and Concerns About the NFL Concussion Settlement

…from a Disability Attorney’s Perspective EDITOR’S NOTE: Our friend and long-time advocate for retired players, John Hogan, has been a successful practicing attorney specializing in Social Security and Disability cases from his office in Atlanta. John has represented many retired … Continue reading

California Workers Comp Closing

While we’ve been vehemently opposed to Ron Mix on his stance to promote the proposed NFL Films Settlement offer as one of the named Plaintiffs, we’ve also worked with Ron to inform retired players of the impending changes to California … Continue reading

Larry Kaminski: It Never Changes…

. Fellow Former Players: . I was flabbergasted at the announcement made yesterday regarding the settlement decision on the concussion suit. I have been working on a settlement for several years in a CA Workers Comp case that only recently … Continue reading

Gregg Bingham: My $600,000 Headache

. OK. Got your attention now? That guy with all the staples on the back of his head is… me. This picture was taken four years ago in 2009 after I finally came out of a 3-week coma. During that … 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

IFV 2013: Workers Compensation and California Bill AB 1309

We wrapped Friday up with a discussion on Workers Compensation. Workmans Comp may be in for some serious changes shortly with Bill AB 1309 coming up for a vote in the California State capitol later this year. This bill will … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Our Panelists and Schedule

With last-minute itinerary changes and arrivals, we’ve been juggling our Conference schedule to accommodate everything. And we’ve also made some minor additions to our schedule as well in order to cover some very recent events that we believe most of … Continue reading