USAToday: Chargers 'devastated' by ex-DB Paul Oliver's suicide at 29    League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis, will air on FRONTLINE on October 8 & 15. Check your local listings    LA Times: Deion Sanders, critic of NFL concussion suits, seeks workers' comp    FOXSports: NFL, players reach proposed $765M settlement of concussion-related lawsuits    Sean Pamphilon's United States of Football in theaters starting Aug 23rd!    Washington Post: Do no harm: Who should bear the costs of retired NFL players’ medical bills?    You can catch all the posts and videos from our recent Third Annual Football Veterans Conference - everything now posted here on Dave's Blog!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Evan Weiner submitted a new piece from Grenada today discussing some of the NFL’s global expansion plans to continue the growth of their lucrative franchise outside of its monopolized American markets. Evan covers many of the reasons why there may be several hurdles the game itself needs to overcome but there’s also an Unintended Consequence from expanding to other countries where the NFL way of doing business won’t work. Our comments are at the bottom of this post.
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Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner:

THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS
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BY EVAN WEINER
COMMENTARY

NFL looks to England and Olympics while struggling for global traction

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Even the Canadian media is starting to cover the long-term effects of concussions and brain injuries on retired football (and hockey)  players. We’ve heard that there may be concussion lawsuits being considered north of the border now. Dave was on a recent interview with CBC Sports in Toronto to discuss the impact of the concussion lawsuits on the NFL today.
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Here’s the video, eh?
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A lot of us have been following Andrew Stewart’s long and winding case against the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Players Retirement Plan. We first started posting a lot of the documents from Andrew’s applications for T&P football degenerative benefits back in Sept. 2010 with the last update of his hearing in March of this year at which point, he was left waiting for a decision from the judge in his hearing. Here are the background posts from 2010:
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Andrew Stewart: Benefits Denied - click HERE to read.
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The New Dr. No.: Andrew Stewart Part II - click HERE to read.
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And here’s the story on Andrew’s hearing in March of this year:
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Andrew Stewart: We ARE All Dog Food to the NFL - click HERE to read.
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