Same Crap, Different Day

While all the focus has now been on the soap opera surrounding the NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement, it’s important to remind everyone that many of the retired players and their families have still been mired in the tangled mess of … Continue reading

Warren Sapp on Concussions

Hall-of-Famer Warren Sapp (1995 – 2007 • Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Oakland Raiders) tells it like it is about football and concussions. Knowing what he knows now about brain injuries, Sapp wants his brain diagnosed for CTE when he passes … Continue reading

NFL vs NHL: Comparing Concussions & Coverups

Retired NFL player Shawn Stuckey (New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) has been practicing law for many years since he left his football career. Shawn had been involved with the earlier NFL concussion lawsuits and has also been … Continue reading

Another Day Another Denial

On March 23, 2106, retired player Charles Dimry (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers 1988 – 2000) had a lawsuit filed against the Bert Bell Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan and the NFL … Continue reading

What a Concussion Feels Like to an NFL Player

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. BrainLine.org did a series of videos with retired NFL player, Thomas Jones, about his personal experiences dealing with his hits and brain injuries during his playing days. Jones played 12 seasons as a running … Continue reading

Thomas Jones: What a Concussion Feels Like

From BrainLine.org: Retired player, Thomas Jones (Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs 2000 – 2011), talks about what a concussion felt like. Nothing more needs to be said – everyone needs to watch … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Life Inside the Real NFL Family

Brain concussions. CTE. Alcohol and drugs. Take these issues that have only recently become more openly discussed along with 101 more ingredients in family life and you have a very complicated recipe for making a family work (or not). Family … Continue reading

Brandi Winans: Remembering Jeff

EDITOR’S NOTE: Brandi Winans informed us earlier today that Jeff Winans (Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1973 – 1978) had just passed away late last week. For those of you who might not know about Jeff and … 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

Jimmie Giles: Legally Eligible for FULL Disability Benefits

. In one of the most public displays of just how far the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle Plan and its overpaid NFL lawyers will go after a retired player during the process to access his earned disability benefits, US District Court … Continue reading

An Important Message to All Retired Players from Shawn Stuckey

To all retired players: . On Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. your case will be argued against the NFLPA in front of Judge Susan Nelson in St. Paul, Minnesota. The NFLPA filed a Motion to Dismiss and this … Continue reading

Concussions and Strokes

An old teammate and someone I considered a friend passed away over the weekend. Last week, it had been reported – erroneously – that Lee Roy Selmon had died of a stroke in Tampa (click HERE to read the story). … Continue reading

Concussions and Helmets: The Lawsuit

When I played football for the University of Washington Huskies and then went into the NFL first through the Baltimore Colts, on to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and eventually with the Raiders, we all wore Riddell helmets. Little did I … Continue reading

Mikey Will Eat Anything!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Retired Bengal and Buccaneer Tony Davis just addressed some additional comments to Nolan Harrison III – and the NFLPA – on their current proposal for a Legacy Fund. Tony addresses more facts and issues that need to be … Continue reading