Here’s the 2017 NFLPA LM-2

Here we go with this year’s LM-2 filing for the NFLPA just released at the end of May. 525 pages this year! Quick Glance: They now report 9,065 members compared to last year’s total of 6,542 members. And they closed … 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

First CTE Lawsuit Finally Filed!

Well, as we wait for things to settle down following the NFL concussion lawsuit and appeal drama, the question that kept coming up has been, “What about CTE?!“ … Continue reading

Almost Forgot! NFLPA 2015 – 2016 LM-2

Forgot to check on the Dept of Labor’s posts for annual LM-2’s and sure enough, the NFLPA’s latest filing was on May 27, 2016. So once again, your Union at work for you retired players. It looks like membership is … Continue reading

The Law of Unintended Consequences at Work

So the NFL looks like it may have dodged another bullet in the recent Circuit Court ruling against the retired players in the Concussion lawsuit settlement. But there are always unintended consequences to everything. And as always, the League expects … Continue reading

Larry Kaminski Says It All

Last week, Larry Kaminski (Denver Broncos 1966 – 1973) sat down and wrote a long overdue letter about his life during and after playing professional football in the NFL. This was sent out to his state representatives among others (including … Continue reading

Conrad Dobler: “I Don’t Even Remember My Kids’ Names!”

From an article in USA Today. … Continue reading

Jerry Jones Says No Link Between Football and CTE

Well, it didn’t take long for the NFL’s spin machine to jump in front of League Senior VP for health and safety Jeff Miller’s statements confirming the damage of CTE in front of a Congressional subcommittee. But of course, the … Continue reading

One More Tipping Point on Concussions: A Viral Video

This video clip has been getting a lot of views online over the past few days and is so wrong (but the good guy does win). One more sad story that’s gone viral on the Internet for the wrong reasons. … Continue reading

A Real Discussion about Football and the NFL

At last, a deeper discussion about where football has come from and how the game finds itself in the place it has arrived today – the good, the bad and the ugly. Hosted at the 2015 Bay Area Book Festival … Continue reading

And This is How It’s Supposed to be Done!

It took a while for the retired NHL players to file their own concussion lawsuit against their League but perhaps they were kicking back to watch the NFL lawsuit unfold first. Or fall apart. In another positive move, U.S. District … Continue reading

It’s Here! NFLPA 2014 – 2015 LM-2

Among the many reasons the NFL walked away from its nonprofit status was the disclosure of payoffs – er, payouts – from and to its various partners. For many reasons, other sports leagues (e.g. – MLB) had long opted out of … Continue reading

Rejected! Back to the Drawing Board for Concussion “Settlement”

Here we are the day after Super Bowl and Roger Goodell is facing one more problem on top of the others that have dragged on through the season. Guess he’s going to have to earn his $44 million this year. … Continue reading

Want numbers? We got numbers! NFL Actuarial Studies for the Concussion Lawsuit

We just found copies of the actuarial studies that were filed earlier this week by the NFL with the court and being analyzed by the media. We hope to have more of our own analysis from our legal experts as … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The Devil is in the Details

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sports Journalist, Patrick Hruby, wrote an exceptionally detailed overview of the preliminary approval of the NFL Concussion settlement offer yesterday and we’ve been given permission to post his article here for the retired players to read. Patrick analyzes … Continue reading