In this photo taken, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, Penn-Trafford High School athletic trainer Larry Cooper, right, puts Devin Austin, a senior on the wrestling team, through concussion evaluation testing at the school in Harrison City, Pa. Backed by the NFL, every state in the country has passed a law to protect young athletes from concussions. However, fewer than half contain the four key principles, which are considered the “gold standard” for concussion law. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Mike Ditka speaks during an interview at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII media center in New York on Jan. 29, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Mike Ditka speaks during an interview at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII media center in New York on Jan. 29, 2014. (Associated Press)

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 Titans TE Delanie Walker was one of five Titans who suffered a concussion in 2014. – Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

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Will Congress sack the NFL?

12 January 2015

Photo - The NFL was tarnished by one ugly stain after another in 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Puskar)
The NFL was tarnished by one ugly stain after another in 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Puskar)

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 Kevin Turner

 

 

click here: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=884942221526925&set=vb.170505166303971&type=2&theater

There are two great charities doing work for retired players and their families life after football. The Kevin Turner Foundation (which video is really about and concussion suit) and Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.

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 NFL Dr. “NO” Ira Casson

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David Bruton of the Denver Broncos after a hit that caused him to be carted off the field this past weekend.

 

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 Dr. Bennet Omalu

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League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis, Part 1 presented by Frontline

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Dave Pear

 

 

The current Bell/Rozelle disability plan is a complete debacle. In 1995 I was rated “80% or more” disabled by NFL Dr. Hugh Unger and he wrote in his examination report that I “must be able to rest frequently on the job.” I was once again denied my disability benefits. NFL Dr. Unger wrote in his Physician’s report that I could do “sedentary” work. I was 42 years old. Dr. Unger is NOT QUALIFIED to make employment decisions. A US Department of Labor audit of the plan would show an unlawful abuse of power. And no voting member of the plan understands disability law and no one is qualified. Here is my experience with the disability plan.

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