Another CTE Lawsuit

Most of you know that as part of their “settlement” in the NFL Concussion Lawsuit, the League tried to dodge a bullet – or two – in not including or acknowledging the long-term problems of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) once … Continue reading

The Law of Unintended Consequences at Work

So the NFL looks like it may have dodged another bullet in the recent Circuit Court ruling against the retired players in the Concussion lawsuit settlement. But there are always unintended consequences to everything. And as always, the League expects … Continue reading

Matt Chaney: NFL Deaths Reflect Inept Care and Record-Keeping

EDITOR’S NOTE: Another detailed post for your weekend, covering more of the forgotten or hidden history of football deaths over the years from Matt Chaney. Once again, more support for What-did-they-know-and-when-did-they-know-it? We can only hope Judge Brody reads this… Since 1960, at least 16 NFL … Continue reading

FOXSports: NFL, players reach proposed $765M settlement of concussion-related lawsuits

BREAKING: From the Associated Press and just released on FOX Sports: . NFL, players reach proposed $765M settlement of concussion-related lawsuits Published August 29, 2013 Associated Press . PHILADELPHIA – The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Update on NCAA Lawsuits & Eller vs NFLPA

Retired NFL player and practicing attorney Shawn Stuckey from Zelle Hoffman gave a brief overview of the current litigation against the NCAA as well as a history and update on the Eller vs NFLPA lawsuit. The NCAA suits are both … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Concussion Lawsuit Panel

We kicked off the first day of our Conference with a great overview of the concussion lawsuits with two of the top attorneys in this litigation: Jason Luckasevic from Goldberg Persky White filed the first lawsuit against the NFL and … Continue reading

Riddell Takes Another Shot to the Helmet

With all the chest-thumping going on out there, many of you may not know that my attorney, Jason Luckasevic, from Goldberg Persky & White was not only the first attorney to file a concussion lawsuit on behalf of retired NFL … Continue reading

My 1975 Contract with The Colts

Here’s something a little lighter to start the week. . I was going through more of my old files and ran across my original signing contract with the Baltimore Colts back in 1975. My first NFL contract was for 3 … 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

Latest in Concussion Lawsuit Responses to Riddell

Here are the most recently finalized briefs submitted for filing this week. They were written in response to the latest series of motions made by both the NFL and Riddell in the collective concussion lawsuits filed over this past year … Continue reading

So Maybe Charity DOES Begin at Home?

This breaking story was just too good not to post and follow. As many of us already know, the NFL and its owners have taken advantage of any and every opportunity to rake in the money. Whether it’s by not … Continue reading

There are Lawyers… and then there are lawyers

. I was talking to my attorney, Jason Luckasevic, over the weekend to get an update on how things have been progressing with our concussion lawsuit against the NFL and Riddell. I made a personal decision to file with Jason … Continue reading

Just What do the Insurance Companies Know?

Many of you readers probably remember that Riddell (the OFFICIAL Helmet of the NFL!) saw most of their insurance companies bail on them this Spring as concussion lawsuits mounted (well over 3,000 so far). This escalated into strained relations between … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: Is high school football an endangered species?

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS . Wednesday, 9 May 2011 . BY EVAN WEINER NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM COMMENTARY . It is that time of the year when school boards have to get budgets … Continue reading

PowerPoints from Our Conference

Big-time pollen alerts across the country! Jennifer and her daughter are recovering from severe allergies this week, so we’re going ahead and posting up the PowerPoints from some of the discussions at our Second Independent Football Veterans Conference. Sorry for … Continue reading