Same Crap, Different Day

While all the focus has now been on the soap opera surrounding the NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement, it’s important to remind everyone that many of the retired players and their families have still been mired in the tangled mess of … 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

It’s Called Workers Compensation!

In a precedent-setting win, George Visger (49ers ’80 – ’81 Super Bowl XVI) and his attorney, Chris Asvar, just beat the NFL and Travelers Insurance for his EARNED medical treatments through the California Workers Compensation Board that he’s been fighting … Continue reading

The NFLPA is Pissed!

OK. So it’s been a couple of weeks since Aaron Gordon wrote his 3-part article on retired players and their seemingly endless battle for their earned benefits. Apparently, it didn’t go over too well with the NFLPA who released a … Continue reading

Aaron Gordon: Battle for Benefits PART 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here’s Part 2 of Aaron Gordon’s 3-part series on VICE Sports covering the personal experiences that too many retired NFL players endure after they leave the game. George Visger has become a close and trusted friend over the years. His personal battle is … Continue reading

George Visger: I Should Have Opted Out

I wish I’d spoken to Patrick Hruby before changing my mind about Opting Out on the last day. Despite my 9 NFL-caused brain surgeries, which I was forced to prove in a Workers Comp court of law were caused by … Continue reading

League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

Available once again from PBS’s FrontLine series. If you haven’t had an opportunity to watch this already, here’s the full-length documentary League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis. And a short post from the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute’s Rolf Gainer posing … Continue reading

George Visger: Brain Injury Radio Interview

George was a guest on Kim Justus’ Brain Injury Radio Show on BlogTalk Radio Wednesday evening. The interview covered a wide range of topics not the least of which was his take on the NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement offer and … Continue reading

George Visger: Another Reason the Concussion Lawsuit Needs to Go to Trial

EDITOR’S NOTE: In this world,nothing goes unrelated. George Visger has been proactive in reaching out not only to retired professional football players about the impact of long-term brain injuries but to all victims of TBIs, including those in military, accident … Continue reading

George Visger: What Can I Really Expect from the Settlement?

EDITOR’S NOTE: George Visger has been considering what he will potentially receive from the NFL Concussion Settlement offer based on the rules they’ve proposed in their final offer. Many of you already know about George’s lifelong struggle with brain injuries … Continue reading

Ricky Williams Invites George Visger to Jupiter Clinic

EDITOR’S NOTE: George Visger was invited by Ricky Williams to join him and three other retired football players at the Upledger Institute in Jupiter Florida for a week of intensive alternative treatments for their physical and mental disabilities from the … Continue reading

George Visger: Keeping our Heads Straight

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our phone lines and Inboxes have been tied up since last Thursday when it was first announced that there was a tentative settlement offer being presented to the court by the mediator in the NFL concussion lawsuits. On … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Workers Compensation and California Bill AB 1309

We wrapped Friday up with a discussion on Workers Compensation. Workmans Comp may be in for some serious changes shortly with Bill AB 1309 coming up for a vote in the California State capitol later this year. This bill will … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Dr. Bennet Omalu on CTE and Football

Dr. Bennet Omalu was the first pathologist to uncover the presence of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in the brains of retired football players. It all started when Mike Webster’s body ended up on his examination table in Pittsburgh in 2002. … Continue reading