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click here: Will Smith In Talks To Star In Upcoming NFL ConcussionMovie

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Former NFL quarterback Dan Marino has withdrawn from a suit against the NFL. The suit says the league knew for years there was a link between concussions and long-term health problems. Scientists believe repeated head trauma can cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a progressive degenerative disease of the brain. Symptoms include depression, aggression, and disorientation, but so far scientists can only definitively diagnose it after death. Here are a few of the former athletes who have been diagnosed with CTE.

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Former Miami Dolphins great Dan Marino has filed a lawsuit against the NFL, claiming the league concealed information about football-related brain injuries and misled players. (Associated Press)

 

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 In this Oct. 7, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, looks towards quarterback Jim McMahon, wearing headband, as he honors the 1985 Super Bowl XX Champion Chicago Bears football team during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. A group of retired NFL players, including McMahon, says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, May 20, 2014, that the league illegally supplied them with risky painkillers that numbed their injuries and led to medical complications.
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Court Rejects NFL Team’s Preemption Argument

 

 

 

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Former NFL player Ben Utecht talks about his career-ending concussions at the Brain Health Fair on April 26, 2014 in Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy of the American Academy of Neurology)
Former NFL player Ben Utecht talks about his career-ending concussions

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Attorney John Hogan

 

 

 

Dave,

As you well know, with regard to the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player disability plan, “NFL”  stands for “No Fair Law”.    While I hope to write a more extensive paper soon on the on-going problems with the Plan, one glaring in problem I have seen a few times lately is where players filed their disability claims “too soon”.  Under the prior CBA, for claims filed prior to September 1, 2011,  for a player who was found to be disabled within 15 years of his last credited season, the Plan had to make a separate determination whether the disability was the result of NFL injuries.  If not, the player was awarded the lowest paying category of benefits.   However, thanks to the last CBA, for disability applications filed after September 1, 2011, players no longer had to show that their disability was NFL related.  If they filed their application within 15 years of their last credited season, and they were found disabled, they received the “Inactive A” category (which is equivalent to the former ‘football degenerative’ category)

 

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