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Retired NFL Players, Wives React to Recent Concussion Settlement Ruling

On Wednesday Judge Anita Brody issued a ruling in the NFL Concussion Settlement that prompted a wave of anger and despair for many members of the class action settlement.  In her order, Judge Brody denied the motion of Gene Locks in which he asked the court for permission to share administrative duties in the Settlement alongside Co-Lead Class Counsel Chris Seeger.
The first year of claims processing has been very trying for the retired players and their wives.  Many of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia claims have found themselves targeted for fraud.  Hundreds of others found themselves caught in a seemingly endless cycle of “preliminary review” in which their cases never seem to move forward.  Other legitimate claims have been outright denied because of the NFL’s aggressive opposition to claims and their influence jointly with Chris Seeger.  As of April 16, of 1,135 dementia claims filed only nine (9) have been paid.

Master of deception NFL cries ‘Fraud’ in the Concussion Settlement

But – is it really fraud they’re objecting to or that they’re finding themselves caught in their own trap? On Friday, the NFL, in a couple of caustic motions, decried massive fraud on the part of players, lawyers and doctors in the NFL concussion settlement, while failing to acknowledge that this is a climate of their own making.

Apr 09

Our latest articles expose some elements of the NFL Concussion Settlement that Chris Seeger and the NFL probably don’t want you to know.

These articles are possibly the most important ones I’ve written on the NFL Concussion Settlement to date;  

Recent Law Firm Report Details How False Actuarials Are Being Used to Derail NFL Concussion Settlement Claims

“It is tragic that the victims of alleged deceptive practices by the NFL Parties, the Retired NFL Players, are being looked at with suspicion in a settlement that was supposed to help them,” writes the Law Offices of Hakimi & Shahriari, a firm representing over 250 retired players, in a detailed letter to the Special Masters overseeing the concussion settlement, which Advocacy for Fairness in Sports has obtained.

Apr 07

The latest from Advocacy For Fairness in Sports!

Why Does Chris Seeger Sound More Like a Mouthpiece for the NFL than Advocate for Players in the Concussion Settlement?

The Settlement shines a flashlight on a major flaw in the American Justice System which causes the observer to wonder just how far the parties will go to cover the abuses.

Letter to Judge Brody from Concussion Settlement Class Members

The undersigned Class Members wish to express our support of the motion of Class Counsel Locks Law Firm for Appointment of Administrative Class Counsel.  As the Settlement has reached the one-year mark of claims processing we have sadly learned that we were deceived by the NFL and our own Co-Lead Class Counsel, Chris Seeger.  The Settlement has devolved into a “bait and switch” scheme in which players and their families were sold a completely different program than the one aggressively marketed to them.

NFL’s Scheme to Deny Benefits to Sick Players Exposed in Recent Concussion Settlement Motion

The NFL has been long-known for manipulation of science and use of intimidation tactics but never has this been more evident than in a motion filed on March 20, in the Concussion Settlement.
Allegations of bully tactics, doctor manipulation, and cherry-picked science are revealed in the motion filed by Locks Law Firm in an attempt to put the settlement back on the track it was purposed for – that of compensating injured retired players and their families who are suffering devastating effects of brain damage as a result of their football careers.

Recent Motion in NFL Concussion Settlement Details Agonizing Claims Delays for Sick Players

“Lost in space.”  That’s where many, if not a majority of NFL Concussion Settlement Claims seem to have ended up.  A motion filed on March 19, 2018 on behalf of former Falcon’s center Wayne Radloff shows in detail the excruciating wait retired players must endure to have their claims even considered in the NFL Concussion Settlement.  In a departure from his counterpart Chris Seeger, Co-Lead Class Counsel Sol Weiss has, in the motion, requested a public hearing to address “the seemingly insurmountable hurdles facing injured class members.”

The problem of ‘sleeping with the enemy’

It’s no secret that the NFL has serious issues. Whether it’s delays and schemes in the concussion settlement, unethical prescription painkiller practices, inconsistent discipline, or concussion protocol problems, there are plenty of angles from which to criticize that league. Putting the NFL aside, there are issues with the collegiate level of American football as well.

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