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

NFL Painkiller Lawsuit Dismissed

Well, that was a surprise. Today, Judge Alsup limited the scope and plaintiffs in closing the NFL Painkiller lawsuit. Only 9 players and 12 claims will stand as part of the dismissal and summary judgment in this suit. The judge … 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

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

What a Concussion Feels Like to an NFL Player

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. did a series of videos with retired NFL player, Thomas Jones, about his personal experiences dealing with his hits and brain injuries during his playing days. Jones played 12 seasons as a running … Continue reading

Thomas Jones: What a Concussion Feels Like

From Retired player, Thomas Jones (Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs 2000 – 2011), talks about what a concussion felt like. Nothing more needs to be said – everyone needs to watch … Continue reading

The NFL was Right: Football Players Die Young

In an ironic twist, the NFL has now been shown to be right. But in a way that no one could have ever imagined. … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: Junior Seau’s death? Another football statistic?

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS . Wednesday, 2 May 2011 . BY EVAN WEINER NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM COMMENTARY . I didn’t know Junior Seau although I met him on the day he was … Continue reading

2011: What I’ve Learned So Far

UPDATED JAN. 1, 2011 WITH VIDEO CLIP BELOW: It’s been nearly 3 years since Dave and I first ventured into blogging about professional football and what actually happens behind the scenes in the lives of those men who have played … Continue reading

Brain Injury Law Passes in Washington

Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire just signed the nation’s most comprehensive return-to-play concussion law for high school sports. The law was named for Zackery Lystedt, a 16-year old high school football player who went back to play following a concussion … Continue reading

Dave Looks for His “Death Benefit Policy”

Over the summer, the NFLPA offered a 4-month window for retired disabled players to apply or re-apply for their benefits. As many of you know, I was eventually approved for Inactive T&P (Total & Permanent) Disability benefits (but not Football … Continue reading

Every Rock We Look Under…

After weeks of wrangling and pestering the Commissioner and everyone else who will listen, my attorney, John Hogan, finally got a letter from Paul Scott regarding the deductions taken from my monthly disability check. (Click on an image to enlarge … Continue reading