Larry Kaminski: “GREAT ILLUSION”
Feb 12, 2014
Now that the Superbowl is finished and the NFL coffers are filled with cash we move into a new year. A lot of talk is putting emphasis on concussions and the need to make the game more safe. Money is being promised and allocated to many research funds to work on that issue. However, one issue that has been going on for many years now is the fact that many players who played in the 1960’s through the 1980’s have serious problems. It has been shown through the many comments on your blog that guys are suffering. The Commish continues with his MO of we have worked to help these men and will continue to do so. The example at hand is the ridiculous settlement on the NFL Concussion lawsuit. There is no one that feels it is even close to be fair except the Commish. This, as he says, does the job to help the men who made the game. The judge, former players in need, the fans, even some media feel that the settlement is far from fair but to no avail.
My fellow former players, the Commish should now be called the Illusionist. I recently watched a movie with this title and could only come to the comparison that the Commish puts out statements, articles, words but like smoke or a cloud; there is no substance. If you have serious injury do not expect anything close to what the substance of the issue professes. If you have played just a few games and have issues then you have a burden of proof to the Commish and his crew. If you have family or friends who have passed on or worse, the issue will presented regarding money but the caveats attached will prove to be so burdensome with almost impossible conditions to meet.
Gents…The NFL Concussion suit is one big Illusion. It is smoke and mirrors. It is a whiff of smoke or a breath of fog or mist. It is not real. It is a shame but it is what it is. I am sad for those men and their dear brides that need this to survive. However, the Illusionist does not care but for the attention of the illusion.
I am attaching some paperwork from 3 year battle in CA for reasonable compensation. even though the court ruled that I am with issues, the attorney representing me has said per the present NFL settlement, it would be a tough case to settle. Go figure
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