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September 13, 2011

Carl Eller’s Retirees Group Sues NFLPA and ‘Brady v. NFL’ Plaintiffs

“Retirees file lawsuit against NFLPA, Brady plaintiffs” Dan Wetzel, Yahoo Sports http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=ArPT5DSw1wRJkunf9aHgQY85nYcB?slug=dw-wetzel_retirees_sue_nflpa_smith_brady_091311   A group of 28 retired NFL players, including Hall of Famers Carl Eller, […]
September 14, 2011

‘Duerson Lite: NFL Brain Injury Agony Continues With Death of Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon’ (full text)

[originally published September 9 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Duerson_Lite_NFL_Brain_Injury_Agony_Continues_With_Death_of_Hall_of_Famer_Lee_Roy_Selmon_9500.html]   by Irvin Muchnick The pro football season opened last night with a game on NBC – colliding, to the […]
September 14, 2011

Off the Radar: Ex-Player Files Class-Action Concussion Suit Against NCAA

Here’s the news release by Chicago’s Siprut law firm, representing former Eastern Illinois University football player Adrian Arrington: http://www.siprut.com/assets/attorney_biographies/Press_Release_-_NCAA.pdf Here’s the complaint in Illinois federal court: […]
September 15, 2011

Matt Chaney With an Early-Season National Roundup of Football Deaths

Taylor Branch’s new Atlantic article, “The Shame of College Sports,” has stimulated discussion and rightly so. But while we talk about whether college football players should […]
September 15, 2011

NFL Lawyer to FoxSports.com: No Comment on Account of Dave Duerson Absence From Retirement Board Meeting

Alex Marvez, senior pro football writer for FoxSports.com, reports that a federal judge in Maryland has set a February 27, 2012, trial date in retired National […]
September 15, 2011

Sports Fans Coalition: NFL Must Reconsider Player Disability Claims That Were ‘Swept Aside’

The previous post updates Dave Duerson developments. Trust me when I say the scandal of the late Duerson’s work on the NFL Retirement Plan board is […]
September 15, 2011

National Collegiate Players Association President Ramogi Huma’s Statement on Concussion Lawsuit Against NCAA

Ramogi Huma, the former UCLA linebacker who founded and presides over the quasi-union National College Players Association (http://www.ncpanow.org), provided this blog with a statement on the […]
September 16, 2011

‘Is There a Veterans’ “Bonus March” in the NFL’s Future?’ (full text)

[originally published 9/13/11 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Is_There_a_Veterans_Bonus_March_in_the_NFL_s_Future__9509.html]   by Irvin Muchnick The blog of Dave Pear, head of Independent Football Veterans, the best-organized group of dissident disabled National […]
September 17, 2011

Dr. Cantu Steps on His Own Concussion Message

Dr. Robert Cantu boosted sports reform several days ago by calling for a halt to collision sports for under-14 youth. See https://concussioninc.net/?p=4578. Just as quickly, he […]