Concussion Settlement: Monetary Award Claims Report (as of 12/11/17)

Dec 18, 2017

The attached report was published recently. It is very concerning that there are only 191 monetary awards to date. 67 actually paid. Only 3 former players have been paid for level 1.5 and 2.0 and many more denials and appeals by the NFL.

This is not what was promised by the NFL and the class counsel

Report: Monetary Award Claims Report (as of 12/11/17)

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  1. Don Brady, PhD, PsyD, NCSP
    December 18th, 2017 at 6:04 pm #

    Unfortunately, the current monetary awards status is not surprising based on the specific content of the then proposed NFL Concussion Settlement that was shared with the NFL Players during 2014…and subsequently approved by the presiding Judge.

    During November 2014 I filed multiple Objections and Concerns re the proposed concussion settlement with the presiding judge. These concerns were raised because of the apparent and numerous flaws that I perceived within the proposed settlement…flaws that would significantly and adversely influence monetary awards distributed to the NFL players.

    Below is a link to a copy of these Objections and Concerns that I submitted to Judge Brody more than 3 years ago. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/objections-concerns-regarding-proposed-nfl-concussion-don/
    Don Brady, PhD, PsyD, NCSP Licensed Clinical Psychologist

  2. Chidi Ahanotu
    December 18th, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

    Dave,
    How do only 67 of 191 monetary awards actually get paid? A player can have an actual award in his hands but not receive the money? How’s that happen?

    Chidi Ahanotu

  3. Eugene Morris
    December 18th, 2017 at 10:14 pm #

    In 1993 from the collective bargaining agreement, written in the introduction,at the end, are the three words that excluded every NFL player that played before March 30th 1994. The three words in parenthesizes ( “but not before”) is the line of demarcation that segregated you pre 1993 players from receiving any benefits that would be connected to any revenue increases produced by the financial success of the NFL after that date.At that time their was a benefit for dementia that paid the same amount as full disability.I know of two players in the 1990s that were receiving those disability benefits. They paid a per 1993 player $4,000 from the retirement disability fund and $6,000 from the Pete Rozelle supplemental benefit plan. At that time the NFL began to recognize that dementia could become a major problem for pre 1993players so the retirement board eliminated the benefit that paid a minimum of $10,000 per month. The league saw that the problem of the possibility of wide spread possible claims by players diagnosed in the 1990s with dementia had to be eliminated.Think back to John Mackey and his highly publicized bout with the onset of dementia which eventually led to Alzheimers ,was contentiously fought by the NFL until he died. That is what gave birth to the “88 Plan” supposedly in his honor. The truth is that the NFL hid behind John Mackey’s suffering,while we saw him suffer and die of the same disease that would have been covered by the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle disability plan in the 1990s.THAT IS WHY THE DISABILITY BENEFIT FOR ALL THE PRE 1993 AND POST 1993 COVERING DEMENTIA WAS ELIMINATED. Paul Tagliabue was the Commissioner of the NFL during that time in the 1990s. The person who sat in his place as the 7th non votong member of the retirement was………..Roger Goodell.Goodell was to oversee everthing I just told you about why you don’t have a benefit for the same medical problems that are being litigated since the CTE era began with the deaths of the Post 1993 players who killed themselves over the advanced aspects of the disabilities that began in the early 1990s. Except for Mike Webster, Who began the CTE era of denying disability to players who’s lives were ended because the NFL simply did not want to be responsible and more important they did not want to PAY. The answers lie in the “John Mackey, 1990s type CTE settlement” you are waiting on today. All of this is the product hidden in the 1993 CBA.Read the introduction and pay close attention to the “Effective Date”, that is the “sentence” excluded every one of you pre 1993 players,the keys words are “(but not before)”.that is YOU.

  4. Tony Davis
    December 19th, 2017 at 8:20 pm #

    Thanks Merc….time to.fight again dellas….Merc layed out the case…..who is in?

  5. Ira Matthews III
    December 19th, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

    Turning out to be just like disability plan so sad

  6. Lou Piccone
    December 20th, 2017 at 11:52 am #

    The inability for the NFL/NFLPA and NFL Alumni to develop a plan to guarantee a Quality Of Life insurance program of a $ amount consistent with benefits program that has been effectively negotiated by the NFLPA for the current players is a complete SHAM. We, the pre-93ers have been eliminated and the NFL NEGOTIATION TACTIC OF “LIE..DENY…HOPE YOU DIE…is and has been in play since it was first uttered by the Pre 93’ers when they blew by us in the current CBA which they effectively pushed off for another extended period because our death rate is something like 130 -150 per/yr. ; so think about that 1000 plus ball players have passed away since the CBA and the Benefits and Pension Plan has died right along with them…for us that are still here…..God’s Speed cause to get anything from these thieves it’s gonna take in Football…..Terms a 3.9 sec 40 yard dash to get anything that resembles what the current players have….
    Can you say PENSION PARITY……

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