Archive for July, 2011

More on WWE Head Injury Risks

Published July 25th, 2011, Uncategorized

The encylopedically knowledgeable David Bixenspan of Cageside Seats weighs in again: “A look at the idea of a class action concussion lawsuit against WWE” http://www.cagesideseats.com/2011/7/25/2292854/chris-benoits-father-looking-into-class-action-lawsuit-against-wwe

Cageside Seats: ‘Mike Benoit Considering Class Action Lawsuit Against WWE’

Published July 25th, 2011, Uncategorized

More from Keith Harris: http://www.cagesideseats.com/2011/7/25/2293337/mike-benoit-considering-class-action-lawsuit-against-wwe

Chris Benoit’s Father Is Watching the NFL Concussion Cover-Up Lawsuit With Keen Interest

Published July 25th, 2011, Uncategorized

This morning I talked with Mike Benoit, father of Chris Benoit, the WWE performer whose 2007 double murder/suicide in Georgia, and subsequent post-mortem diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy by Dr. Bennet Omalu, were crucial in bringing the sports concussion crisis to new levels of public understanding. I asked Mike if he read Keith Harris’s excellent […]

‘NFL’s “Legacy Fund” For Disabled Retirees Just a Down Payment on National Concussion Costs’ (full text)

Published July 25th, 2011, Uncategorized

[adapted from an article first published on July 18 at Beyond Chron, http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/NFL_s_Legacy_Fund_For_Disabled_Retirees_Just_a_Down_Payment_on_National_Concussion_Costs_9349.html]   One of the last hang-ups of an agreement averting the owners’ lockout of National Football League players was a provision being referred to as the “Legacy Fund” – a negotiated siphoning off of a portion of the NFL’s $9 billion in […]

Cageside Seats: ‘Should WWE Be Fearful of the NFL Concussion Lawsuit?’

Published July 24th, 2011, Uncategorized

Another good one from Keith Harris: http://www.cagesideseats.com/2011/7/24/2290470/should-wwe-be-fearful-of-the-nfl-concussion-lawsuit