Skip to comments.Ex-NFL players sue league in La. over concussions
Posted on 02/19/2012 12:04:01 PM PST by Java4Jay
The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, accuses the NFL of ignoring players concussion risks for years despite overwhelming medical evidence that on-field concussions led directly to brain injuries and frequently had tragic repercussions for retired players.
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You are looking at the last days of the NFL; it will be flag football or nothing in the near future.
I would think any such lawsuit would have to be brought under State workers compensation laws.
All of these players are seeking protections for themselves and their families, he said.
I would say they are looking for a second pay day.
What’s next ,Boxers suing their trainers?
While I wish it didn't take a lawsuit to accomplish, it is high time that the NFL start taking brain injury into account.
Case in point: The Giants going after Kyle Williams because of his history of concussions. From the article at the Sporting News:
Devin Thomas, who recovered fumbles on both plays, was even more direct in his discussion of the Giants strategy. He said a big hit by special teams player Tyler Sash on Kyle Williams late in the third quarter may have contributed to Williams shaky play thereafter.
Hes had a lot of concussions," Thomas told the Newark Star-Ledger. "We were just like, We gotta put a hit on that guy. ... Sash did a great job hitting him early, and he looked kind of dazed when he got up. I feel like that made a difference and he coughed it up.
This shows that the destruction on one's brain is just another strategy in the current state of the sport. That isn't sport, that's brutality.
I LOVE football, but I love humanity better. We can do better, the NFL can do better, so let's get to work on saving player's brains.
They were adults and knew the consequences. No one held a gun to their head to play.
I say if these guys were so worried about their health why didn’t they give up their mongo salaries and walk away from the game. Can’t have it both ways guys!
Lawyers have infected everyone. When are we going to demand the legal system modernize?
Their lawyer, Dugan, was one of those who hit it big with the tobacco settlement.