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05-07-2014, 11:02 PM
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Im just happy that fighting in hockey will finally come to an end
first of hall what has that got to do with the NFL concussion issue 2nd why are you assuming NHLPA will actually approve that

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first of hall what has that got to do with the NFL concussion issue 2nd why are you assuming NHLPA will actually approve that
Once these lawsuits cost the NHL tons they will have to pay more attention to player safety. The NFL lawsuit has set precedent. The NHL lawsuit includes the league allowing and creating a culture of violence where fighting is acceptable. It also speaks of dirty and hard hits clean or unclean. These former players lawyers are attacking at all sides. Just read the lawsuit as I have.

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It's true, at some point the league will need to protect itself by no longer allowing and promoting players to concuss each other. The league has to set safety guidelines and deter concussions. They aren't deterring concussions if they allow fighting.

It's time the league gets out of the stone age and ban fighting. There's no need for it.

Anyways, different topic for a different thread.

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http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?story...Fh492g5ZAnw%22

NFL had an agreement that one helmet manufacturer was allowed to have their brand show (you could wear other brands, but couldn't show name).

Now after lawsuits, the NFL is outlawing the showing of any brand.


I know that currently the NHL allows all company logos to be shown. So almost a direct opposite situation.

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CNBCSportsBiz Jun 03, 6:38am via Twitter Web Client Hall of Fame quarterback @DanMarino has filed a concussion lawsuit against the NFL » cnb.cx/1l2FwSh pic.twitter.com/38y41dQNfl

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Surprised to see Marino here. He's one of the guys that you think has enough money to cover any health issues, so is he helping out by lending more weight to the case? Other reasons?

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Surprised to see Marino here. He's one of the guys that you think has enough money to cover any health issues, so is he helping out by lending more weight to the case? Other reasons?
Separate lawsuit (at this time).

Why should he spend $$ for something that was not properly treated when he played, regardless of the salary he earned?

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Apparently Marino was surprised also.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/m...0,395274.story

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Dan Marino, the legendary Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback, intends to withdraw from a lawsuit against the NFL for concussions.
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“It was never Marino’s intention to initiate litigation in this case, but to ensure that in the event he had adverse health consequences down the road, he would be covered with health benefits. They are working to correct the error,” a source said to the Sun-Sentinel.

Marino and his lawyers are attempting to discover how Marino’s name was joined to the lawsuit.

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06-06-2014, 07:32 AM
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first of hall what has that got to do with the NFL concussion issue 2nd why are you assuming NHLPA will actually approve that
You do realize this thread is in the"Business of Hockey" forum.

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JUST IN: NFL has agreed to remove the cap on concussion damages after judge worries $675M settlement won't last via @AP


http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...s-head-injury/
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...ame=sportsNews

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http://www.tsn.ca/nfl/story/?id=456391

7 former players object to settlement

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7 former players object to settlement
PTS had a lawyer on to discuss this for about 15 minutes, its about 16:00 minutes into the start and pretty interesting to hear. Sounds like the lawyers might have been up to some shenanigans.

http://pmd.fan590.com/podcasts/pts/p...-3rd---5pm.mp3

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http://www.tsn.ca/nfl/story/?id=456656

After removing the $675m "cap" on costs....

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A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims.
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The settlement is designed to last at least 65 years and give $1 million or more to retirees who develop Lou Gehrig's disease and other profound neurological problems.
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The original settlement included $675 million for compensatory claims for players with neurological symptoms, $75 million for baseline testing and $10 million for medical research and education. The NFL would also pay an additional $112 million to the players' lawyers, for a total payout of more than $870 million.

The revised settlement eliminates the cap on overall damage claims but retains a payout formula for individual retirees that considers their age and illness. A young retiree with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, would receive $5 million, a 50-year-old with Alzheimer's disease would get $1.6 million and an 80-year-old with early dementia would get $25,000.
And they still think the total payout will be less than $675 million?

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Former NFL Players Sue NFLPA

For withholding and improperly assessing information on head trauma.

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Christian Ballard and Greg Westbrooks have filed a lawsuit against the NFLPA and three of its past presidents, alleging that the union improperly and inaccurately provided information to players about the risk and long-term effects of brain trauma.

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http://www.tsn.ca/nfl/story/?id=457721

Seven former players appeal terms of deal

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Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.

They argued that some players won't be fairly compensated under the plan, especially those whose awards would be reduced or negated because of prior strokes or other factors. Their appeal echoes their previous complaints about the plan, which would cover nearly 20,000 retired players for 65 years.

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http://www.latimes.com/sports/sports...912-story.html

Estimated that 3,600 players will receive payouts.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...ame=sportsNews

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About one in four [28%] National Football League players are likely to end up suffering dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease or other cognitive impairments during their lifetime, according to a report filed in court by the league's lawyers.

The NFL submitted the summary of the findings of an actuarial study it had commissioned in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania on Friday as part of the ongoing litigation between former players and the league.
Based on database of medical information of retired football players.

Survey done to see if there might be sufficient funds available to support players from settlement.



Those odds are way too high to be comfortable/complacent.

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Based on database of medical information of retired football players.

Survey done to see if there might be sufficient funds available to support players from settlement.


Those odds are way too high to be comfortable/complacent.


28%! Not quite a third, but that is massive.


That's just mind boggling.

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A national brain injury group has condemned the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion claims as "deeply flawed," saying it excludes many former players suffering from mood swings, depression, aggression and other related problems.

The Brain Injury Association of America said the plan favours former players with memory problems and certain neuromuscular diseases but leaves out those with other symptoms that can stem from brain trauma.
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The group asked to file an amicus brief and weigh in when a federal judge in Philadelphia reviews the settlement plan in November. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody has granted preliminary approval of the plan, which would settle thousands of lawsuits filed against the league.
So, this is gonna drag on for a couple more months (or more)? Sigh.

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An autopsy on Jovan Belcher showed signs of CTE - he was only 25 yo.

http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/j...stadium-092914

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Autopsy: Jovan Belcher had CTE at time of murder-suicide in 2012
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Jovan Belcher had CTE when he committed murder-suicide, according to recently released findings of an autopsy.
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An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries.

Belcher, 25, killed Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, in the couple's home while his mother was caring for his baby daughter in a nearby room. He then sped from the residence to the Chiefs training facility, where he shot himself in the head in front of then-general manager Scott Pioli and then-coach Romeo Crennel.
Belcher's mother, Cheryl Shepherd, filed a lawsuit in December in Jackson County Circuit Court in Kansas City alleging her son was subjected to "repetitive head trauma," and that the Chiefs failed to provide adequate medical care before he killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide.

That lawsuit and similar actions by more than 30 plaintiffs -- many of them former Chiefs players -- has been moved to federal court and subsequently set aside while a $765 million settlement between the league and various lawsuits is going through the approval process.

"We're coming now within weeks of a decision where all of the NFL players have to make a decision to stay in our opt out of the settlement," said Dirk Vandever, an attorney for one of three law firms representing plaintiffs in head-injury lawsuits against the Chiefs.

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Lawyers (yeah right, don't trust 'em as far as i can toss 'em) say that players overwhelmingly support concussion deal

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The judge presiding over thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits wants lawyers to tweak the proposed settlement to benefit more retired players.

Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia is considering a plan that could pay out $1 billion over 65 years.
Revisions being accepted from league and players' lawyers until 2/13.


$1B over 65 years seems like a drop in the bucket.

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Revisions being accepted from league and players' lawyers until 2/13.


$1B over 65 years seems like a drop in the bucket.
What would be a reasonable number?

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What would be a reasonable number?
How much does it cost to treat someone with CTE for 20 years? How many folks will need that?

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It’s been four years since lawsuits connected to concussions were first filed against the NFL, and even now that a settlement agreement finally has been approved by a federal judge, none of the hundreds of millions of dollars available to thousands of former players will be paid until any appeals are heard — and, after that, until claims are assessed.
Could take weeks to months per applicant to properly diagnose. Lots of man hours to do that.

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