Tag Archives: NFL Concussion Settlement

Joe Thomas Says He’s Already Experiencing Memory Loss

Browns All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas was a guest on In Depth With Graham Bensinger, and he spoke candidly about the ways in which football may have already affected his brain.

Source: deadspin.com

He is only 32.  Imagine when he is in his 40’s like my generation.  We love the game though so we would still……wait, what was I saying?    ……….oh yea.  We would still play again.  No better sport in the world, warts and all!  Boom!

OTL: Concussion settlement takes nasty turn

The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement — six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players for football-related brain injuries — has taken a disconcerting turn.

Source: www.espn.com

6 years!  The NFL needs to close this out fast.  With Kaepernick’s National Anthem fiasco last year and the decline in TV Ratings, they would be wise to get this out of the media and pay up.  Just my opinion.

NFL Retired Players United :: Judge Brody to deliver LIVESTREAM video conference on NFL Concussion Settlement

Judge Anita Brody to deliver LIVESTREAM video conference on NFL Concussion Settlement

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 @ 10:30 am EST.

Source: jeffnixon.sportsblog.com

N.F.L. Concussion Settlement Payments Can Begin After Supreme Court Defers

 

The agreement is by far the largest concussion-related settlement, and a landmark in light of the league’s repeated denials, made over many years, of the links between repeated head trauma and brain disease. The N.C.A.A. agreed to a far smaller settlement, while the N.H.L. is still fighting its former players, who have filed a suit largely similar to the one brought by the retired N.F.L. players.

 

Important Dates

 

 

Effective Date  

1/7/17

Registration Opens

2/6/17

Registration Deadline 

8/7/17

Supreme Court ruling paves way for ex-NFLers to receive benefits

The Supreme Court of the United States declined to consider several outstanding appeals.

Source: www.nydailynews.com

It’s about time.  The league has been stalling this for years.  Us former players may get some financial reward but it will be nothing compared to all the previous pain some of the old timers have gone through.  Head trauma is real but at least this is a start.  I still feel the military and our boys in blue should be taken care of better than NFL players, but there isn’t as much money to be made there.  They are the true heroes.