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 the settlement was in place.
But for the players who died before the settlement, there was a window open for those who had CTE confirmed in their brains after death.
The estate for Adrian Robinson just entered a CTE/Wrongful Death Lawsuit against the NFL earlier this week with the US District Court of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The Brad Sohn Law Firm and Andreozzi Associates filed a suit against the NFL and Riddell et al. Robinson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers and had also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers as well. He committed suicide in May 2015 at the age of 25. Boston University confirmed the presence of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in a subsequent brain autopsy. Continue reading