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02-04-2013, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by HugoSimon View Post
Actually you can if you can prove that your employer wasn't exercising it's due diligence in the protection of its employee's life.

The NFL can only avoid serious lawsuits, as long as it's seen to be making adjustments to the game.
Agreed. The issue they're facing now with the ex-player lawsuit is over allegations that the league had knowledge about the long-term negative ramifications from concussions and kept it hidden from the players, much in the same way that the tobacco industry was mass-sued after it become public knowledge about the impact of smoking and that they had kept such knowledge hidden for decades. Even if they win this one, they want to avoid future such lawsuits as much as possible, which is why they're tinkering with the rules and are essentially instructing refs to throw flags when in doubt. All about protecting their butts and their bottom lines.

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