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SmootSmack 05-23-2012 02:53 PM

Former Redskins Discuss Concussions and Lawsuits
[url=http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/washington-redskins-former-players-lawsuit-concussion-trauma-mark-rypien-052212]Several members of the last Washington Redskins Super Bowl team are suing the NFL over concussion trauma - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN[/url]

That Guy 05-23-2012 04:54 PM

Re: Former Redskins Discuss Concussions and Lawsuits
they can't. all you have to do is look at how the VA works with proving disability... they check you when you come in (to the military), check you when you leave, determine the difference and there you go.

if you don't claim something and get it checked out, after a couple years it's basically impossible and never going to happen. and i doubt these guys did extensive mental health screenings yearly (though its possible physical exams were done and recorded in detail, though i don't know how rigorous NFL teams or players were about that stuff in the 80s/90s) to show a clear delta directly related to their nfl career.

they may just be trying for a settlement, but (i'm not a lawyer) i don't see how they can win these cases without proving the nfl basically lied to them (which honestly wouldn't have stopped any of them from playing anyways) or was neligent in its own self directed ignorance of the problem. both are probably true, but hard to prove so far after the fact.

the lawyer fees and billable hours could push this thing on for years though. they'd be the real winners.

NC_Skins 05-24-2012 02:53 PM

Re: Former Redskins Discuss Concussions and Lawsuits
Not a Redskins, but very relevant.

[url=http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7966792/concussions-affect-now-singer-ben-utecht-life]Concussions still affect now-singer Ben Utecht's life - ESPN[/url]

SmootSmack 06-21-2012 10:28 AM

Re: Former Redskins Discuss Concussions and Lawsuits
[url=http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/20/price-of-pain-many-ex-redskins-among-those-suing-n/?page=all#pagebreak]Many ex-Redskins among those suing NFL over effects of brain injuries - Washington Times[/url]

[url=http://www.washingtontimes.com/footballinjuries/]NFL Concussion Lawsuits - Washington Times[/url]

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