Tag Archive: Jesse Solomon

Jun 25

The Blitz 6/19/17 – 6/25/17

Are you sure you’ve caught all the major #sportslaw headlines and fairness in sports issues over the past week?  This weekly round up is sure to bring you up to speed. ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Painkiller Lawsuit I haven’t seen anyone else reporting on the latest in the #NFL painkiller lawsuit, so here’s my take.https://t.co/2NoE4JNj2o — …

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Denial of NFL Player’s Disability Claim Shrouded in Inconsistencies and Conflicts of Interest

“Football is family.” That’s the warm, fuzzy sentiment the NFL broadcasts time and again every Sunday (and Monday and Thursday) to all who will listen. The harsh truth of the matter is “football is family” as long as you’re generating revenue for the league.
Jesse Solomon played nine years in the NFL. During his career as a linebacker for the Vikings, Cowboys, Buccaneers, Falcons, and Dolphins it is estimated that he experienced at least 69,000 full-speed contact hits. His dozens of orthopedic injuries which required multiple surgeries eventually ended his NFL career in 1995 when a particularly severe hit ripped his quadriceps tendon off his kneecap. All those violent hits also resulted in multiple concussions. But in those days we didn’t talk much about concussions and players just tried to “shake it off” and stay on the field, sometimes at the prodding of coaches and trainers as is customary in the league.

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Dec 09

The Blitz 12/9/16

Next Scandal in NFL? (if not, it should be…) My latest article tells a sordid tale. Hope you’ll have a chance to read it.https://t.co/TftlMhjhIU — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 9, 2016 Great Recap of Day 4 of the Trial for the Murder of Saints Will Smith Recap of yesterday’s testimony in #WillSmithTrial https://t.co/QehT33l158 Great reporting …

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Denial of NFL Player’s Disability Claim Shrouded in Inconsistencies and Conflicts of Interest

“Football is family.” That’s the warm, fuzzy sentiment the NFL broadcasts time and again every Sunday (and Monday and Thursday) to all who will listen. The harsh truth of the matter is “football is family” as long as you’re generating revenue for the league. Jesse Solomon played nine years in the NFL. During his career as a linebacker for the Vikings, Cowboys, Buccaneers, Falcons, and Dolphins it is estimated that he experienced at least 69,000 full-speed contact hits.

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