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

BREAKING: Another NFL Concussion “Expert” Retiring

This broke earlier today with a Tweet from ESPN‘s Adam Schefter: Some of the retired players may remember Elliot Pellman as the other ‘Dr. No’ who once chaired the re-named NFL ‘Mild’ Traumatic Brain Injury Committee. While Pellman is actually … Continue reading

At Least She’s Not a Proctologist!

Earlier this year, the NFL appointed its first Chief Health and Medical Advisor, Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, who is also president of Boston’s prestigious Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Sanjay Gupta did a short interview with her yesterday on CNN: But while Roger … Continue reading

Paul Anderson: The Latest Wave

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our friend, Paul Anderson, attended some of our conferences in the past while he was still studying law. As a practicing attorney now covering concussion litigation among his many areas of practice, Paul has been following the NFL concussion lawsuit  … Continue reading

Steelers Doctor No: CTE ‘rare,’ football safe

Are you f*ckin’ kidding me? I mean seriously? The team doctor for the Steelers had some interesting comments to add to a discussion on ESPN about concussions in general and CTE in particular. In a nutshell, he declared that CTE … Continue reading

Great NFL Concussion Denial Timeline from Deadspin

Came across this timeline of the NFL’s years of denial on football-related concussions all the way to the lawsuits. We just realized that Deadspin embedded our Dr. No No No video clip that we’d posted from Oct. 2009 on YouTube … 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

The Evidence Keeps Piling Up

This new video about Elliot Pellman – Dr. YES of the NFL’s former MILD Traumatic Brain Injury Committee with his counterpart Dr. NO Ira Casson – is part of the recent disclosure that he was also Paul Tagliabue’s personal physician. … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The Wrong Man For The Job

EDITOR’S NOTE: Is there a pattern here? As always, nothing ever really changes with the NFL (and the NFLPA by association). After years of propaganda and misinformation, the League announced that Dr. No Ira Casson and Dr. Yes Elliot Pellman … Continue reading

Best NFL Concussion Timeline So Far

This is one of the best chronologies of the NFL’s history of denial on the long-term effects of brain injuries and concussions. While it only starts with 1992 following the death of Mike Webster, we’re hoping that The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi … Continue reading

Concussion Coverage North of the Border

Even the Canadian media is starting to cover the long-term effects of concussions and brain injuries on retired football (and hockey)  players. We’ve heard that there may be concussion lawsuits being considered north of the border now. Dave was on … Continue reading

One for the Good Guys: Andrew Stewart vs The Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle Plan

. A lot of us have been following Andrew Stewart’s long and winding case against the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Players Retirement Plan. We first started posting a lot of the documents from Andrew’s applications for T&P football degenerative benefits … Continue reading

Concussions and Helmets: The Lawsuit

When I played football for the University of Washington Huskies and then went into the NFL first through the Baltimore Colts, on to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and eventually with the Raiders, we all wore Riddell helmets. Little did I … Continue reading

NFL Damage Control on Concussions

. Well, the floodgates are opening wider and wider. Sports Legacy Institute and Boston University held a press conference this past Monday to announce their findings on the late Dave Duerson’s brain examination. To no one’s surprise, they discovered the … Continue reading

Concussions Going Mainstream

Over the past few weeks, there have been some amazingly honest discussions during live NFL game broadcasts. So what’s been different from past coverage? Mainstream NFL announcers and commentators have begun to bring up those elephants in the room. And … Continue reading