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Section516
08-29-2013, 11:50 AM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000235494/article/settlement-reached-in-nfl-concussion-lawsuit



A settlement has been reached between the NFL and a group of former players who sued because they believed the league didn't do enough to inform and protect them from head injuries, NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Thursday, citing a league source.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court, included about 5,000 litigants.

Edwerderespn Ed Werder
RT @SportsCenter: THIS JUST IN: NFL and players reach proposed $765 million settlement of concussion-related lawsuits


RT @adbrandt: Here is the order from Judge Brody: http://t.co/qPQJKwwEtV

eriadoc
08-29-2013, 12:02 PM
Well, that's a wrap, fellas. It may take 20 years, but we're headed toward flag football.

Double Barrel
08-29-2013, 12:24 PM
Well, that's a wrap, fellas. It may take 20 years, but we're headed toward flag football.

At least until another league pops up to serve a market created by the increasingly over-regulated NFL. :thinking:

The new league will probably have their lawyers draw up contracts for players to knowingly accept responsibility and accountability for their decision to play a violent sport.

2012Champs
08-29-2013, 12:33 PM
90k each if the attorney's get 40%

infantrycak
08-29-2013, 01:36 PM
90k each if the attorney's get 40%

This is being settled as a class action. The attorneys fees are separate and will be determined on a Lodestar basis (total fees calculated on an hourly basis times a multiplier determined by the court) rather than a percentage.

IDEXAN
08-29-2013, 02:00 PM
Well, that's a wrap, fellas. It may take 20 years, but we're headed toward flag football.
With more and more revenue coming from TV and less from Gate receipts, why don't they just play & telecast the games from international locations and thereby avoid the legal liabilty of domestic locations ?
And regarding the settlement, isn't that a much smaller number and much quicker resolution than most expected ?

badboy
08-29-2013, 02:20 PM
With more and more revenue coming from TV and less from Gate receipts, why don't they just play & telecast the games from international locations and thereby avoid the legal liabilty of domestic locations ?
And regarding the settlement, isn't that a much smaller number and much quicker resolution than most expected ?yes to the bolded

2012Champs
08-29-2013, 02:20 PM
This is being settled as a class action. The attorneys fees are separate and will be determined on a Lodestar basis (total fees calculated on an hourly basis times a multiplier determined by the court) rather than a percentage.

Interesting I didnt know that

paycheck71
01-14-2014, 10:49 AM
Not so fast

Albert Breer @AlbertBreer
The Judge in US District Court overseeing the concussion case has DENIED preliminary approval of the settlement b/w players and the NFL.

paycheck71
01-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Clarification

Albert Breer @AlbertBreer
Judge Brody is basically asking for a special master to look at actuarial data, and make sure the economics are in order. Not a hard "no".

EllisUnit
01-14-2014, 04:26 PM
At least until another league pops up to serve a market created by the increasingly over-regulated NFL. :thinking:

The new league will probably have their lawyers draw up contracts for players to knowingly accept responsibility and accountability for their decision to play a violent sport.

And that would be the smart thing for the NFL to do !!!!

HJam72
01-14-2014, 05:39 PM
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And that would be the smart thing for the NFL to do !!!!

And they will as soon as some upstart tries to beat them out that way. In the meantime, they'll slowly become flag football.

paycheck71
01-14-2014, 06:06 PM
And that would be the smart thing for the NFL to do !!!!



And they will as soon as some upstart tries to beat them out that way. In the meantime, they'll slowly become flag football.

Didn't XFL already try to do this? Things have changed since then in the direction of taking even more hard hits out of football, but I don't think we're anywhere near a tipping point for a startup to start stealing fans away or being anywhere near capable of paying competitive wages to its players.

EllisUnit
01-14-2014, 06:23 PM
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And they will as soon as some upstart tries to beat them out that way. In the meantime, they'll slowly become flag football.

its already touch football, flags cant cost that much to put on plyers huh :whip:

EllisUnit
01-14-2014, 06:25 PM
I'm sorry but if a new league started up tomorrow where they allowed a safety to lay out a WR coming over the middle, or for a DE to know the crap out of a running QB i would no longer watch the NFL. Even though itd be hard to leave my texans behind i'd still make the switch

2012Champs
01-14-2014, 08:51 PM
I'm sorry but if a new league started up tomorrow where they allowed a safety to lay out a WR coming over the middle, or for a DE to know the crap out of a running QB i would no longer watch the NFL. Even though itd be hard to leave my texans behind i'd still make the switch


It would be hard at this point for another league to overtake the nfl, simply changing what hits are allowed wouldn't be enough imo

steelbtexan
01-14-2014, 09:06 PM
I'm sorry but if a new league started up tomorrow where they allowed a safety to lay out a WR coming over the middle, or for a DE to know the crap out of a running QB i would no longer watch the NFL. Even though itd be hard to leave my texans behind i'd still make the switch

So your not a fan of old time football?

You know the kind of football that allowed the NFL to become what it's become today?

I pay homage to the pre God'ell NFL. The Bradshaw/Staubach/Campbell/Brazille days. You're probably to young to remember those days and have been conditioned to buy into the crap God'ell is currently hocking as NFL football.

Wolf
06-03-2014, 08:05 AM
Radio just said Dan Marino. Joined in a lawsuit if I heard correctly.

EllisUnit
06-03-2014, 08:49 AM
So your not a fan of old time football?

You know the kind of football that allowed the NFL to become what it's become today?

I pay homage to the pre God'ell NFL. The Bradshaw/Staubach/Campbell/Brazille days. You're probably to young to remember those days and have been conditioned to buy into the crap God'ell is currently hocking as NFL football.

i'm really confused, i just said if old time football came back i would not watch this crap anymore :kitten: or am i missing something, maybe you should re read what you quoted.

Double Barrel
06-03-2014, 10:45 AM
Radio just said Dan Marino. Joined in a lawsuit if I heard correctly.

yep. Read that today, as well:

Dan Marino joins concussion lawsuit against the NFL

Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is among the latest group of NFL players to file a concussion-related lawsuit against the NFL.

Marino and 14 other former NFL players filed the lawsuit in a federal court in Pennsylvania May 28, joining more than 4,500 others who had previously accused the NFL of misleading players about the long-term dangers of concussions.

The NFL and the plaintiffs agreed on a $765 million settlement last August, but the settlement was rejected by a federal judge in January.

The suit filed by Marino and others is similar in nature to hundreds of earlier lawsuits, and accuses the NFL of "carelessness, negligence, intentional misconduct" regarding concussions, according to the documents filed last week and obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

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Marino, 52, retired in 1999 after playing 17 seasons for the Miami Dolphins. He did not have significant history of documented concussions, but dealt with a neck injury late in his career. He missed 11 games in 1993 after suffering a torn Achilles' tendon.

Full article (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2014/06/02/dan-marino-concussions-nfl/9889791/)

Interesting to note that Marino just joined, AFTER losing his broadcast job with CBS a couple of months ago.

Double Barrel
06-03-2014, 03:11 PM
Dan Marino to withdraw concussion lawsuit against NFL

Dan Marino plans to withdraw from a lawsuit over concussions that was filed against the NFL.

“It was never Marino’s intention to initiate litigation in this case, but to ensure that in the event he had adverse health consequences down the road, he would be covered with health benefits,” a source told Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “They are working to correct the error.”

Source (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/06/03/dan-marino-to-withdraw-concussion-lawsuit-against-nfl/)

According to the article, this could be the result of unexpected backlash.

Playoffs
06-25-2014, 11:36 AM
Revised settlement in concussion suit reached; funds uncapped (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000361552/article/revised-settlement-in-concussion-suit-reached-funds-uncapped?campaign=Twitter_atl)
The National Football League and counsel for the retired player plaintiffs announced today a revised settlement agreement in the NFL concussion litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In the revised agreement the NFL's obligations under the monetary award fund will not be capped at any specified amount...

Showtime100
06-25-2014, 12:45 PM
Dan Marino needs his head examined. Wait, Your Honor, let me rephrase that, if I may...........

EllisUnit
06-25-2014, 06:32 PM
Revised settlement in concussion suit reached; funds uncapped (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000361552/article/revised-settlement-in-concussion-suit-reached-funds-uncapped?campaign=Twitter_atl)

Personally this is retarded any former NFL player years after can claim some BS for a chunk of the pie, it wont take long before retired broke players start to take advantage of it. Well there you go vince young....

Offer the players health coverage for the rest of their lives and call it even is my take. This will save millions !

Playoffs
07-08-2014, 05:46 PM
Frank Wycheck: Concussion deal no cause for rejoicing (http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nfl/titans/2014/07/07/frank-wycheck-concussion-deal-cause-rejoicing/12323885/)
Frank Wycheck, 42, estimated he had 15 to 25 concussions over 11 seasons as a tight end. He has migraines, memory loss and depression.

He noted the monetary awards will be dictated by age at the time of diagnosis.

“Let’s keep the window dressing off of it as far as having a parade and a standing ovation for it,” Wycheck said. “I know how bad I have been suffering, and I am not eligible to receive a dime. … I find it hard to believe there will be a lot of guys eligible for it because there’s not a lot of guys worse than me.”