Final Order on NFL Painkillers Lawsuit

Judge William Alsup issued his final ruling in the NFL Painkiller lawsuit on Friday and it’s clear that he leans more in favor of employers over employees. Our friend, Sheilla Dingus, posted some interesting initial observations on Alsup’s ruling on … 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

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

Marijuana and the NFL

So many retired players I’ve met over the years have told me about the NFL’s ongoing use of painkillers to keep them in the game, all while putting out a public stance on HGH and steroid use. And apparently, marijuana … Continue reading

Changing Perspectives on Concussions over the Years

Just read this great overview from Erick Fernandez over on HuffPost Sports and passing it along. Videos embedded below. How things have changed since the 80’s! And be sure to watch the short recent comments by Jim McMahon at the … Continue reading

Who Actually Said This?

“I think there are more constructive ways of finding solutions to the issues we face than litigation.” If you Google this standard PR line, you’ll see that disgraced former NFL Alumni Executive Director George Martin said this last year when … Continue reading