Archive for June, 2011

NFL Defense: Retirement Board Trustee Dave Duerson’s Suicide Not a ‘Changed Circumstance’ For Living Mental Disability Claimants

Published June 12th, 2011, Uncategorized

On May 24 – the very day Judge J. Frederick Motz of U.S. District Court in Maryland dismissed former player Brent Boyd’s appeal of the National Football League retirement plan’s rejection of his mental disability claim – Dave Lopresti of USA Today wrote a touching column headlined “Struggle continues for widow of Dave Duerson,” http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/lopresti/2011-05-23-dave-alicia-duerson-brain-injury-nfl_N.htm. […]

Dave Duerson Is the Pandora’s Box of NFL Mental Disability Cases – But Cowardly U.S. District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz Refused to Open It

Published June 10th, 2011, Uncategorized

To the best of my knowledge, not a single media outlet except this blog has reported on the May 24 ruling in Baltimore by U.S. District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz, who threw out retired Minnesota Viking lineman Brent Boyd’s case against the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan. If any readers find otherwise, […]

‘NFL Too Big To Fail – That’s Our Real National Concussion Problem’ … today at Beyond Chron

Published June 10th, 2011, Uncategorized

NFL Too Big to Fail – That’s Our Real National Concussion Problem by Irvin Muchnick In sports, as in everything, we love our scandals served on a tabloid plate: the jock DUI’s, the strippers taunted with $100 bills, the sexting, the dog-fighting rings, and most recently, the “amateur” football players for whom the National Collegiate […]

Brent Boyd Loses NFL Disability Court Case – It Shouldn’t Be the Last Round

Published June 9th, 2011, Uncategorized

On May 24, Judge J. Frederick Motz of U.S. District Court in Maryland ruled against former Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Brent Boyd in the latest round of his long-running administrative and legal fight with the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan. The judge’s opinion can be viewed at http://muchnick.net/boydruling52411.pdf. This is a miscarriage of […]

More of What Alan Schwarz of The New York Times Doesn’t Cover About the Inadequacy of Dr. Joseph Maroon’s ‘ImPACT’ Concussion Management

Published June 8th, 2011, Uncategorized

No doubt some casual readers of this blog think I’m doing an excessive metaphorical tap dance on Dr. Joseph Maroon, the visionary co-founder of ImPACT Applications, Inc., as well as the team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a widely quoted spokesperson for the National Football League’s concussion policy committee, a stalwart of the University of […]