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Views on the NFL Concussion Settlement Offer

Aug 29, 2013

latest-newsThe NFL’s $765 million concussion settlement offer was announced a little over 24 hours ago and the firestorm of coverage and analysis is the talk of the media already. We won’t be privy to seeing the actual Settlement Offer until after the hearing in Philadelphia in front of Judge Brody’s court on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd. In the meantime, we’ve compiled a short collection of some of the articles that bring up a lot of observations and opinions based on the initial details released with the announcement.
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Lawyers: NFL wins by keeping files closed

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  1. J. Gaines
    August 30th, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    Are 88 Plan recipients eligible members of the Concussion Lawsuit Class?

    Judith Gaines

  2. Joe Steed
    September 2nd, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Joe Steed

    We have to file another lawsuit because the settlement offer needs to be put to a vote for class members to instruct our advocate in court. Such as is democracy, the majority would accept or decline the settlement. Voting 101! I didn’t agree to such a settlement and I am sure, if explained properly, thousands of former players would certainly not have agreed to such BS.

    Joe Steed
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    1992 – 1999

  3. Joe Steed
    September 4th, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Joe Steed

    This is what I believe should happen concerning the concussion settlement – I hope others will also analyze and chime in:

    Those guys and families who are really hurting, physically, should go ahead and accept the offer from the NFL. Those guys who can go on a little further and accept the risk/reward ratio, OPT OUT of the settlement and continue the fight. The momentum WILL build each and every year with new additional plaintiffs who will file new lawsuits everywhere across the country and Europe! There will be a tidal wave or avalanche of paperwork and bad PR for the NFL to examine!

    This will, in turn, discourage parents from having their children participate in such a violent sport! Nevertheless, within the concussion settlement, there’s still the important issue of TORIDAL AND PAIN KILLER shots which masks the symptoms of a concussion! THIS IS HUGE AND SIGNIFICANT! We also still haven’t recognized Riddell’s liability in the issue, especially when Riddell declined the usage of MIPS helmets which would also weigh heavily towards the NFL’s culpability. Riddell will and is a witness against the NFL!

    The struggle continues…

    Joe Steed
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    1992 – 1999

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