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

Everything Makes Sense Now

The NFL’s been hooked on painkillers all along according to newly-opened court documents. Now Roger Goodell’s goofy behavior starts to make sense!   … 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

From 2014: Casualties of the Gridiron – Season 2

And here’s Season 2 of GQ’s Casualties of the Gridiron. Has anything changed for retired players? Do players expect things to get any better with the so-called NFL concussion lawsuit settlement? … Continue reading

From 2013: Casualties of the Gridiron – Season 1

Back in 2013, GQ produced a documentary that followed several retired NFL players on their journey after leaving the game. The long-term effects of injuries to their bodies and their brains has serious impacts not only on them but their … Continue reading

The NFL Drug Culture

With all the recent coverage on drugs in the NFL – both “legal” and illegal – I’ve been getting a lot of media inquiries coming in about my personal experiences from playing back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. … Continue reading