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

Patrick Hruby: The Rejected NFL Concussion Settlement Appeal Leaves Former Players with CTE High and Dry

Patrick Hruby has been doing a great job in covering the NFL concussion lawsuit and the subsequent settlement offers and appeals since the litigation started. His latest post on VICE sports talks about some discussions he’s already had with some … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The Evil Genius of the NFL Concussion Settlement

Ken McClain figured the National Football League was preparing to screw his clients. Question was: Just how badly? A Kansas City-based attorney, McClain represents two dozen former professional football players in their mid-30s to 60s whom he says suffer from … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: Who Ruined the NFL Players Union?

 EDITOR’S NOTE: With the NFLPA Executive Director position up for voting this weekend – in Maui once again no less – there are more questions than answers when it comes to the State of the Union (pun intended). Patrick Hruby … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The NFL Union Head Election is Turning Ugly and Shady

EDITOR’S NOTE: In case any of you have forgotten, the NFLPA Executive Director gig is coming up for election in Hawaii. Patrick Hruby provides us with a great post on the candidates and the real issues that the players – retired … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: ‘It Feels Like the Game is Rigged’

EDITOR’S NOTE: Patrick Hruby has gone deeper into the lurid details of the NFL concussion lawsuit settlement offer than any other journalist we know. With the “Fairness Hearing” scheduled for tomorrow morning in Judge Brody’s court in Philadelphia, we wanted … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The NFL Concussion Settlement Is Pure Evil

EDITOR’S NOTE: Halloween is almost here. And once again, Patrick Hruby pulls back the curtains to expose more nasty details on the NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement offer. Patrick has given us permission to post his latest findings and scare our … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The Devil is in the Details

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sports Journalist, Patrick Hruby, wrote an exceptionally detailed overview of the preliminary approval of the NFL Concussion settlement offer yesterday and we’ve been given permission to post his article here for the retired players to read. Patrick analyzes … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: Don’t Settle

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of the more insightful pieces on the proposed settlement offer from NFL to the retired players’ concussion lawsuits. Re-posted from Sports on Earth with permission from Patrick Hruby. . . Don’t Settle . . Eleanor … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The Wrong Man For The Job

EDITOR’S NOTE: Is there a pattern here? As always, nothing ever really changes with the NFL (and the NFLPA by association). After years of propaganda and misinformation, the League announced that Dr. No Ira Casson and Dr. Yes Elliot Pellman … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: George Visger & The NFL’s Propaganda Machine

Our friend Patrick Hruby has been busy of late. Patrick spent some one-on-one time with George Visger a few weeks ago to pull together one of the most detailed stories of George’s life in the NFL and after the NFL. … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: Head Games

EDITOR’S NOTE: A long piece well worth the read from Patrick Hruby detailing the long history of denials and worse on the part of the NCAA when it comes to concussions. Many of the retired players may still remember (or … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: Game Over

Posted with the express permission of Patrick Hruby and with acknowledgement to SportsEarth.com. . . by Patrick Hruby August 29, 2012 . The hotel restaurant was closed. So we ate at the bar. It was early August, and I was … Continue reading

IFV-TV: Panel Discussion on the Culture of Football

This is a Must-See program! Retired NFL player, Conrad Dobler is joined by documentary filmmaker, Sean Pamphilon, (Run Ricky Run) and journalist Patrick Hruby (ESPN, Yahoo Sports, Washington Times) for a riveting discussion on the culture of football. Sean was … Continue reading