Taking on the NFL over the consequences of concussions
Dec 21, 2013
Taking on the NFL over the consequences of concussions. Advertisement. Details. Description. Former NFL Running Back Ricky Watters on efforts to improve the health and safety of football players
The proposed NFL concussion settlement so far sounds exactly like the current Bell/Rozelle disability plan which is a complete debacle. It has been almost 4 months and not one word on the details of the proposed NFL concussion settlement. If you look at the NFL’s track record of delay, deny and hope retired players die then the devil is in the details. Besides, from the little bits and crumbs that we have heard, the vast majority of retired players with brain damages from the NFL will receive nothing (other than a shinny booklet with may be some proposed benefits that are not accessible)!………… The NFL continues to cheat, swindle scam, rip-off, etc. retired players and their families with brain damage who made the game what it is today which grosses $10,000,000,000 annually and pays Roger Goodell in excess of $30,000,000 annually. This cash machine in not enough for the mighty NFL . The NFL also has a non-profit status and an antitrust exemption and requires retired players to apply for medicare to pay their medical bills for football injuries. May be that is one reason why medicare is going broke? And they ask the public to pay for their fancy football stadiums. My question is what does the NFL pay for? Did you also know that the entertainers at half time during the Super Bowl also don’t get paid. And the team doctors pay to be team doctors to grow their private practices.
However, the tipping point with the NFL GREED is their concealment on concussions and repeated blows to the head. Too bad NFL because your cash cow is in serious jeopardy along with your staggering liability………