Oh Boy! Another NFL Concussion Study

At this point, everyone knows the NFL’s standard approach to controlling the media and the dialog about all-things-football. It was last September when the League made that huge announcement on their $100 million partnership with the CDC to study concussions … Continue reading

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

What’s Really Holding Up Your Concussion Settlement…

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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

More Evidence NFL Still Trying to Game Concussion Research

Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada discuss the NFL’s attempts to control the NIH (National Institutes of Health) study on concussions and CTE: You can read the full article on ESPN – click HERE. … 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

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

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

Lying as A Way of Doing Business

Click cartoon to enlarge. We’re not sure who lies and cheats more: The NFL or the NFLPA. The latest coverage from the Fainaru brothers on ESPN’s Outside the Lines has exposed the behind-the-scenes games between the League and the Union … Continue reading

Payback’s a Bitch

So here we are two weeks after Judge Brody issued her opinion on the NFL’s Concussion Settlement Offer and more details are now coming out. Not on the Offer, not on the Judge’s ruling, not on counteroffers… Nope. Apparently, Chris … Continue reading

Tom Girardi: Behind the Scenes

Ah – to have been a fly on the wall during the so-called negotiations and discussions inside the Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Executive Committee meetings. Tom Girardi was one of the attorneys nominated to the Executive Committee along with Chris Seeger, Sol … Continue reading

Is It Just an NFL Crisis?

An update from ABC This Week on Football’s Concussion Crisis – with a Who’s Who guest list: … Continue reading

Concussion Collision

. So the end of September has come and gone. No sign of any details on that incredible once-in-a-lifetime $765 million proposed settlement offer to retired players for concussion damages that was supposed to have been available by the end … Continue reading

It’s Official: Concussions Can Cause Brain Damage

. The continuing flood of news coverage and studies has been relentless during this football season with no sign of letting up even as more retired players add their names to the growing list of concussion lawsuits. The results of Junior … Continue reading

ESPN Coverage on Concussion Lawsuits

Concussion coverage continues to take center stage in mid-season as ESPN keeps digging deeper into the contradictory position the League continued to take on the long-term damages of brain injuries from a career in football. Mark Fainaru-Wada reports on the … Continue reading