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Nfl Concussion Settlement

Family Of Late NFL Star Opts Out Of Concussion Settlement

AP | By BARRY WILNER | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Junior Seau has opted out of a proposed NFL legal settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. ...

Former NFL Players Sue Union Over Concussions

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Five former NFL players, including six-time Pro Bowl defensive end Neil Smith, are suing the union for not providing accurate inform...

NFL Agrees To Remove $675 Million Cap On Concussion Damages

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether ...

The NFL Settlement -- What's the Deal?

Dwight P. Bostwick | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Dwight P. Bostwick

Just a week before the start of football season, the NFL announced the settlement of the concussion litigation brought by its former players. As a lawyer representing a number of former NFL players, I find myself questioning many aspects of the deal.

Players and Public Lose While NFL Reigns Victorious

Michael V. Kaplen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Michael V. Kaplen

Goddell's disingenuous portrayal of the league's concern about the health and safety of the players is incredible at best. His assertion that the league has been forthcoming with medical information as it has become available, defies credulity.

Jordan Schultz

Drew Brees: 'I Don't Know If Anywhere On A Football Field You Feel Safe'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.26.2013 | Sports

Fresh off a 3-0 start, New Orleans Saints' All-Pro quarterback and Super Bowl champion Drew Brees spoke with The Huffington Post by phone to discuss h...

NFL Concussion Lawsuit's Ripple Effect: Should the Young People in Your Life Play Sports?

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.24.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

In the wake of the NFL's settlement of the first class action concussion lawsuit brought by former players over brain trauma, much has been declared and yet little has been clarified for those seeking to determine the concussion risks of playing sports.

PETA: NFL's 'Injury Research' Is Really Just Animal Torture

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

While football fans were busy discussing Week 2 of the 2013 pro football season, PETA challenged the sports community by talking about what it suggest...

The NFL Now Thinks It's Bulletproof

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2013 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

They're still drinking champagne over at NFL headquarters right now. There's a behind the scenes event going on that would make a Presidential inauguration seem like a kid's birthday party. The NFL won -- and won big!

Is the NFL's Settlement of the Concussion Class Action Lawsuit a Victory or Setback for Brain Injury Awareness?

Quora | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports
Quora

This is by far the largest judgment ever awarded by a pro sports league to its players for long term injuries they may have suffered while playing the sport.

Concussions Take Center Stage In NFL Opener

AP | JOE KAY | Posted 09.05.2013 | Sports

-- The NFL is accused of hiding what it knew about players' head injuries. The players' union is getting second-guessed for not taking safety more se...

NFL Legal Battle Over Concussions Not Over Yet

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

The NFL's concussion settlement may not have settled anything. On Wednesday, two former Super Bowl champions – Troy Aikman and John Lynch, now ...

Goodell: Settlement 'Significant Amount Of Money'

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took issue with the notion that the league's $765 million settlement with former players is a paltry s...

WATCH: Olbermann Eviscerates Columnist Over NFL Concussions

Posted 09.03.2013 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing Those individuals hoping for Ketih Olbermann to finally be unleashed and zero in on a target with a brutal takedown...

'It's $700 Million Worth Of Hush Money'

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 08.30.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The hundreds of millions of dollars the NFL is ready to pay former players sounds great, until you stretch it out over 20 years and divide...

The True Math on the NFL Concussion Settlement

James Grundvig | Posted 10.30.2013 | Sports
James Grundvig

The NFL got off cheap. They will pay the settlement as an annuity, thus drive down the actual costs, which won't be nearly as much as the total amount settled on paper.

'Nobody Ever Mentioned The Head'

Posted 08.30.2013 | Sports

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, one of the thousands of plaintiffs in the concussion-related lawsuits filed against the NFL, joined The ...

'I'm Shocked That It Is Settled'

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 10.29.2013 | Sports

Tony Dorsett hopes a proposed $765 million settlement with the NFL can make a difference in the lives of thousands of former players who are suffering...

Text Of Judge's Order On NFL Concussion Settlement

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.29.2013 | Sports

-- The text of the order issued by Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody on Thursday that outlines a proposed settlement between the National Footba...

Player Reactions To NFL Concussions Settlement

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 10.29.2013 | Sports

Reaction to Thursday's order from Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody outlining a proposed $765 million settlement between the NFL and more than 4,...

Judge: NFL Reaches Settlement In Concussion Lawsuit

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.29.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- The NFL has agreed to spend close to $800 million to diagnose and compensate potentially thousands of retired players who develop deme...