Percy Harvin Continues NFL’s Nightmare Postseason OfConcussions

Jan 12, 2014



Percy Harvin Continues NFL’s Nightmare Postseason OfConcussions


(Screencap via Fox Sports.) Two games, two players, and two very different decisions sum up the NFL’sstill-uneasy relationship with concussions—and highlight why the problem isn’t anywhere close to going away for the league. Last Sunday in Philadelphia
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  1. Marv Owens
    January 12th, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    I was very disappointed in seeing him out there. A championship game is played with more aggressiveness, and with him not having camp or previous game like contact. His fate was inevitable against the always aggressive Saints defense.

    Marv Owens

  2. Joe S.
    January 13th, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Those players who are in dire straits should take the settlement. Do take in consideration your “quality of life” issues; the sacrifice you made for your loved ones and family. You did it for them, for the long run. Those with ALS, CTE, or other tau-pathological disorders due to repetitive concussive trauma, will only be shells of their former selves and unable to enjoy participation with their families. The emphasis is on slowing down the effects, health maintenance, and/ or a possible therapies or treatments which also could help other communities, like our US soldiers with TBI.

    The claims process offered by the NFL via the settlement should be taken with a “grain of salt”, based on their past performances. Ask yourself, “ will they deny my claim” ? Again, based on past performances, from other NFL veterans disability cases, the NFL has had a sketchy record at best. There is a possibility that you can accept the settlement, have your claim denied, and end up with nothing or next to nothing to even cover your healthcare bills. Or the NFL could honor the settlement to a small few.

    If you accept the settlement, you are giving up your rights in court and for those inexperienced NFL retirees who are unfamiliar with the legal system, I will give you a crash course. There are a many good and great lawyers out there! They have incredible God given abilities and skill, and are truly amazing in their capacity and scope; BUT there are many who are not – lol. Which lawyer do you have? Some lawyers would like to push their clients to settle to collect a part of the $112 million in legal fees and “screw” their clients; don’t get “screwed” twice unless you have weighed the pros and cons and it is in you and your family’s best interest. FYI, the legal system is biased and justice is not blind.

    If you opt out of the settlement, you will maintain all the capacity and fullness of your rights as a US citizen and you can “shop your lawsuit”; meaning the best location where the odds are in your favor to win, like a home field advantage. You might want to file a lawsuit in your home city or NFL city, if you were popular and well known; then the odds are in your favor – lol. You might want to file in a “non-NFL” state like MISSISSIPPI, NEW MEXICO, OREGON, IDAHO, UTAH, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, WYOMING, IOWA,OKLAHOMA, maybe NEVADA, KENTUCKY, ARKANSAS, PUERTO RICO, US VIRGIN ISLANDS, and maybe LOS ANGLES or SAN FRANCISCO – good cities with independent thinkers! It would be years of perpetual bingo of bad P.R. for the NFL! Stay away from the northeast areas as I am not sure about filing in northeast due to systemic corruption. I would also advise you to get your lawsuit filed before my President leaves office.

    Another great issue the NFL has not addressed, the liberal use of TORIDAL shots to mask pain; which would significantly hide the concussive state of a player. This is a MAJOR issue that has not even been scratched or reveled to fullness! It is a significant issue! The TORIDAL or other pain killing medications were given without any debate or concern for the player! TORIDAL shots are a major issue that needs to be addressed.

    Lastly, there is a “big tobacco” like cover up at the NFL concerning concussions. Children, teenagers, and adults who will or have played the game, will be affected in the future. We, as former players want $800 million PER YEAR for 20 YEARS towards a CO-OP health insurance agency/fund or “NFL Insurance” that will cover retired players medical issues, allow public participation, and outside investment. The board for “NFL Insurance” will be picked by the retired players and the NFL alike. Board members that have played the game and have guidelines. Active players should be required to maintain concussive insurance through the “NFL Insurance” or another agency as well as having HSAs. I believe this is the solution.

    If concussions were implied or seen as an inherent risk of the game, where was the full disclosure of a concussion’s long term effects to the employees?

  3. Frederick " RICK ". Hayes
    January 14th, 2014 at 2:19 am #

    Aloha Dave:
    I have written numerous Posts and Comments the past two months concerning the visable fact – The Referees were not throwing their penalty flags on obvious ” HEAD SHOTS ” being seen and HEARD throughout the NFL during the last 8 games of the “REGULAR SEASON”.

    Does anyone doubt the ” SUITS AT PARK AVENUE ” had issued a directive to the OFFICIALS to lighten up on their flag tossing ?? The issue was becoming Proglomatic for ” THE SHIELD ” , because it was causing added attention to the CONCUSSION LITIGATION !

    Although, the HITS were dramatically increasing TV COMMERCIAL REVENUE -immediately cutting to their next Alcohol Commercial – their attempt to hide the CONCUSSIONS from the Public HAS BACKFIRED on THE PARK AVENUE MONEY BOYS !!!

    I have nothing but CONTEMPT for these CORPORATE RATS ! The lives of PLAYERS BLOOD flushes over thier PIN STRIPED SUITS .

  4. Larry Kaminski
    January 14th, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Great comment…well written and expressed…money is the root of all evil…Stanley Kaminski quote..son of a polish immigrant..Larry K