Junior Seau's family files wrongful death lawsuit against NFL over brain injuries

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  1. Luv_ya_blue

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    http://www.10news.com/news/junior-s...awsuit-against-nfl-over-brain-injuries-012313

    I don't generally post comments until further into the threads, but imho this is just STUPID.
     
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    Dr. Chao's attorney responds to the complaint.:
     
  3. TexasCowboy

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    My advice to the Seau family is

    instead of running around blaming the NFL for what they couldn't do which was?
    not prevent traumatic brain injuries from occuring. Weight the risks that JR knew
    could happen down the road from hits to the body and head but still decided he
    wanted to play the game anyways
     
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    Most players Seau's age and older did not know the potential for long term brain trauma when they played the game. Listen to any of them on their radio shows, and they fully expected to have issues with their bodies as they got older, but none of them knew about CTE. Hell, the NFL denied it for years and even hired the cigarette industry's lawyers to hide the research and deny it until they could no longer control the issue and ongoing research.
     
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    So you are saying that after their first diagnosed concussion
    doctors said, go right ahead and continue playing football there isn't a
    thing you need to worry about in the future regarding this problem?
     
  6. Double Barrel

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    Doctors paid by the NFL and its teams routinely told players not to worry about long term effects of concussions. That's not even debatable.

    “PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.” So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. From the book, League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth.

    Players were being lied to from NFL about the long term effects of brain trauma. The league spent millions of dollars over a couple of decades to hide data and present a perspective that was contrary to the truth. The NFL routinely attacked independent scientists and elevated its own flawed research in order to push its own self-serving agenda.

    It was only 2005 when neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu published his findings in the journal Neurosurgery in a paper which he titled "Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in a National Football League Player." From that point forward is when the NFL was forced to slowly start being honest due to pressure from players and a public that was becoming more aware and better educated about the issue.

    This quote from Steve Young:

    So, do I listen to random know-it-all blowhard on the internet? Or, do I listen to the actual men that played the game? Hmmmm, such an easy decision... :thinking:
     
  7. TexasCowboy

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    can you provide proof or are you just talking out the other side of your ass?



    correct not every hit is a direct hit to the head, players tend to get 'hit'
    in the legs and sustain acl or back injures, but hits to the head do occur
    frequently to deny this is a just more excuses to avoid responsibility on
    behalf of coaches and owners, who need to do better when comes to
    deprogramming a player from what they were taught in their youth


    If the league is guilty of anything it's guilty of winning even if it means cheating to achieve it, but even the league
    has plausible deniability considering that injures aren't avoidable regardless of what you do to try to avoid them
    even if those injures are long term

    Hate to break it to you but doctors have been advising athletes of not returning to the field
    after they have been seen, but return anyways AMA (against medical advice) so bottom line
    it is a choice which the player himself needs to also take into consideration and can not hold
    them responsible for their choice

    You'll listen to the liars it's what you are programmed to do
     
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    So you're saying Belichick and Brady had something to do with this?
     
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    No i am saying grown men know
    the risks and are responsible for
    their own actions
     


  11. TexasCowboy

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    No i am saying grown men know
    the risks and are responsible for
    their own actions

    I have you keep quoting idiots
    Who feed you lies
     
  12. Double Barrel

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    I did not realize that we had an expert on everything on the board. Aren't you special.

    Oops, I quoted another idiot. Go figure.
     
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    But he's a special brand of idiot
     
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    TexasCowboy needs to stick to the Cowboy thread or this board will become unreadable.
     
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