Sheilla Dingus: The Lawyers’ Feeding Frenzy

We’re watching the REAL fight now that Judge Brody has declared the concussion lawsuit as a done deal. And it’s not for the retired players. If these lawyers had put in half the energy they”re now putting into their battle … Continue reading

Should You Get Ready for a Settlement?

Remember Jim Acho? He’s the attorney who ran against DeMaurice Smith in the last election for Executive Director of the NFLPA. Jim is with the law firm Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho with offices in several cities. He continues to … 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

Wayne Radloff: How NFL “Benefits” Really Work

First of all, best of luck to Deion Sanders, who is such a brilliant genius that he doesn’t expect any cognitive problems in his future. Good luck with the child support, hope you don’t tell your next wife about the … Continue reading

That New NFL Neuro-Cognitive Benefit…

We just received a copy of the NFL Neuro-Cognitive Benefit application form. Attorney John Hogan had discussed some of the issues and problems with this plan at our 2012 Independent Football Players Conference last April (we’ve attached his video to … Continue reading

Some November News: Old & New

You may remember a post we featured last year in July 2011 from Alison Owens, wife of former Charger Terry Owens (click HERE to read that post). Sadly, Terry passed away at home on October 27, 2012 at the age … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: NFL and NFLPA’s labor woes may not be over yet

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS . NFL and NFLPA’s labor woes may not be over yet . Tuesday, 02 August 2011 BY EVAN WEINER NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM . The National Football League owners … Continue reading

And the Wrights’ Grandkids Love Their New Air Conditioner!

Thanks again to the good folks at Gridiron Greats for providing a new air conditioning system for Glendora and Gordon Wright who were facing another incredibly hot Summer and Fall in Orlando Florida! . . Left to Right: Danny, Kaleel, … Continue reading

A Message from Alison Owens

Dear Mr. Pear, . I am sending you this message tonight because I am on my last raw nerve. The Wrights’ story prompted me to reach out to others like us. . I believe you may have already seen some … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: NFL’s big game against the players starts this week in Minneapolis

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS . Tuesday, 5 April 2011 . BY EVAN WEINER NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM COMMENTARY . Portions of this column are by Evan Weiner and Heather Rascher from ”A Business … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: NFL’s Billion-Dollar Healthcare Question

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: By Evan Weiner THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS . There is a major question that the “American People” should be asking in the ongoing labor dispute between National Football League owners … Continue reading

Behind Those New Wizard of Oz Benefits

This past week, both the NFL and the NFLPA managed to announce two more new programs for retired players. Let’s start with the NFLPA’s “program” first: … Continue reading

NFL: There are No Other Players with Dementia

As is often the case, it started with this short note we received from Elizabeth Pierce last week: . My father was a former NFL player who passed away after 20 years of dementia. . The NFL denied disability benefits. . … Continue reading

The Too-Little-Too-Late Strategy

When it comes to dealing with its senior retired players, it seems that the NFL and the NFLPA have consistently been running on a strategy of doing too little too late. And that’s the only thing they seem to do … Continue reading

Gregg Bingham: 245 Games and NO Benefits!

Gregg Bingham here. I sure love this blog and I read it every time I get notified of a new post. I’m always amazed to read about the carnage left behind after a career in the NFL and I – … Continue reading