When Things Don’t Quite Go Your Way…

And even if it’s just a paltry few million, you know the League will still cut your study off at the kneecaps if they see the results totally going against them; they won’t ever hesitate to cut off your pledged … Continue reading

OJ Simpson Granted Parole after Serving 9 years

After being in a Nevada prison for 9 years of a possible 33-year sentence for armed robbery, OJ Simpson was granted parole unanimously by the state parole board. He could be released as early as October 1st. … Continue reading

What’s Really Holding Up Your Concussion Settlement…

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OJ Simpson and CTE?

I still remember some of the conversations about OJ Simpson I had years back as we first started to discuss concussions and CTE at our FootballVets Conferences. Many of his old friends and teammates would describe a perfect role model … Continue reading

NFL vs NHL: Comparing Concussions & Coverups

Retired NFL player Shawn Stuckey (New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) has been practicing law for many years since he left his football career. Shawn had been involved with the earlier NFL concussion lawsuits and has also been … 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

James Harrison is Pissed at the NFL: Here’s Why

Been away for a few weeks but definitely noticed some of the off-season noise on all the social media networks from James Harrison (2002 – 2015 as a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers with one year in Cincinnati) coming forward … Continue reading

Wha?!! NFL Actually Paid Money Back?

Last year, the story broke about how the NFL and many of its teams were actually paid for those patriotic salutes to our veterans during games. Click HERE to read our post from last November. Well, turns out it still … Continue reading

ESPN: Growing List of CTE Cases from BU Study

The overwhelming cases of CTE discovered in brains donated to Boston University’s ongoing study continues to surface, including youth football players as well as vets. While these studies are still only from the donated brains of deceased victims, we’re optimistic … Continue reading

NFL Funds Its Own Brain Injury Study

In a major announcement just ahead of the opening of the movie Concussion about Dr. Bennet Omalu’s work on CTE in football players’ brains, the NFL announced that it was launching its own independent study on concussions and brain injuries. … Continue reading

NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement Appeal Hearing

Last Thursday, Nov. 19th, The Third Circuit of Appeals in Philadelphia heard oral arguments between the NFL’s attorneys and attorneys representing retired players appealing the NFL’s concussion lawsuit settlement offer. Central argument was over the exclusion of CTE (chronic traumatic … 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

Who Should be Ashamed Now?

EDITOR’S NOTE Aug 2, 2015: The ESPN video clip on the Seaus being blocked from speaking at the Hall of Fame induction for Junior Seau has been taken down. We posted a new announcement about this today – click HERE. … Continue reading

NFL Dodges Another Bullet?

A sad day for retired NFL players. In spite of numerous delays, Judge Brody finally approved a 65-year settlement offer that allows the League to dodge many bullets that the original concussion lawsuits may have forced on them. Andrew Brandt … 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