All posts tagged 'NFL and Brain Injury'

New Orlean Saints’ ‘Bounty’ Program May End Team In Court

Posted on April 20th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

The New Orleans Saints’ practice of offering its players “bounties” to injure opposing players could make the team the target of lawsuits, according to legal scholars interviewed by The New York Times. The Times looked into the issue of what legal liability the Saints team may have for ir program..
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NFL’s Super Bowl Commercial: Rehabiltating An Image, Despite Suits

Posted on February 1st, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

Brace yourself to see a commerical Sunday that you wouldn’t expect to pop up during the Super Bowl: An NFL ad on player safety. The league, according to The New York Times, has anted up several million dollars to produce the TV spot and a companion website, It looks like it is..
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The Battle Between NFL And Ex-Players Over Concussion Suits Begins

Posted on January 28th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

On Thursday the National Football League offered a preview of its defense against 21 lawsuits filed by several hundred retired players in six states: These ex-players can’t seek damages for concussions, since safety issues fall under the collective bargaining agreement they had with the league. There were numerous press..
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Suit Filed In Philadelphia Against NFL By Ex-Players Over Concussions

Posted on January 21st, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

The City of Brotherly Love is now the venue of three lawsuits filed by former pro-football players who claim their concussons lead to permanent brain injury. And a decision will soon be made about whether similar suits across the country should be consolidated there, according to the Associated Press.
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Lawsuits Flying Against NFL By Ex-Players Over Concussions

Posted on December 25th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

The National Football League has a real situation on its hands: Last week a batch of lawsuits were filed against it by retired players who allege they sustained long-term brain damage from concussions during their careers on the gridiron. Last week was also the week when the NFL mandated that there will be..
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NFL Failed San Diego’s Dielman, Who Suffered Seizure After Concussion

Posted on November 5th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

The National Football League is giving lip service to the notion that it is taking concussions seriously, but head injuries are still falling through the cracks. Take the case of San Diego’s Kris Dielman. On Oct. 23 Dielman was hurt when there was “about 12 minutes left in the game” against the..
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NFL Claims Concussion Study Will Be More Scientific Than Prior

Posted on October 22nd, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

The National Football League’s next study of the long-term impact of concussions on players will be more expansive than its first effort, which was lambasted by Congress and independent physicians, according to The New York Times. In fact, one of the doctors leading the new research initiative joined the chorus of..
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Retired Players Sue NFL Over Long-Term Concussion Brain Damage

Posted on July 21st, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

Retired pro football players, who allege that the National Football League ignored mounting evidence of the long-term brain damage caused by concussion, are playing hard ball with the league. This week those 75 retired NFL players filed suit in Superior Court in Los Angeles against the NFL and Riddell, which manufactures..
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Former Player Shelton Sues NFL Disability Plan

Posted on December 1st, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Former Carolina Panthers running back Eric Shelton, claiming the National Football League is hypocritically just paying lip service to taking helmet-to-helmet hits seriously, has filed suit against the league’s disability plan. The New York Times wrote about the lawsuit Tuesday in a story headlined “Ex-Player Is Suing Over Pay For Injury.” In his..
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After Career-Ending Concussion, New York Jet Becomes Financial Adviser

Posted on November 29th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Wayne Chrebet Concussion Retirement Former New York Jet Wayne Chrebet stopped keeping track of his concussions when they hit double digits. And then one ended his pro football career. The Wall Street Journal Monday offered an inspiring profile of Chrebet, who is now a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley in Red Bank, N.J. The..
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