Five Former Players Sue NFL Players Union Over Concussions

Jul 22, 2014

NFL Concussions

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Five former players filed a lawsuit against the NFL Players Association last week, asserting that the union did not do enough to protect its ..
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  1. Dave Pear
    July 22nd, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    What did the NFLPA know about concussions and when did they know it?

    Certainly former NFLPA Executive dIrector Gene Upshaw had brain damage. When he first took the position he was $200,000 in debt and 25 years later he was worth $25,000,000. Who says crime does not pay. Ask Upshaw.

    Upshaw destroyed many , many, many retired players and their families by denying them their earned disability benefits.

    Remember when Upshaw made the false statement for 25 years that “you can’t receive a disability benefit and a pension because it is the law”. Michael Leahy from the Washington Post asked Gene “are you sure”? Upshaw said “YES, it is the law”. But his own lawyer Lanny Davis said “IT IS NOT THE LAW…” Upshaw was proven a fraud by his own lawyer in the Washington Post on Super Bowl Sunday in 2008! Look for yourself.

    De Smith was hired as a sweeper to clean up Upshaw’s mess but has had little success. In fact Smith has disappeared just like Houdini.

    Dave Pear
    Pro Bowl 1978
    Super Bowl XV