Aug 16 2019
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As a result of Judge Brody’s orders restructuring the MAF program, all but eliminating the settlement’s provisions and protections for pre-effective date claims, and narrowing the generally consistent standard to a hair-thin line, the claims administrator has developed new forms that whether or not by design, will lead players into a trap the NFL has long awaited.
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Aug 03 2019
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This is not an exaggeration. In an investigation that Advocacy for Fairness in Sports has been pursuing for the past two months, we’ve finally obtained evidence of the NFL’s latest bid to stop dementia claims in their tracks and to once and for all, put a lid on the uncapped settlement purposed to compensate players suffering from latent brain injury.
The NFL is seeking to permanently disqualify players from the settlement program and pursue criminal fraud charges against them if they feel they have “evidence” of a player misrepresenting any details of his condition.
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Reprinted with permission. Article in Texas Neurological Society newsletter, questions diagnostic criteria for dementia diagnoses and urges NFL to use the opportunity the settlement presents to study brain injury in its population.
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Dec 31 2018
Yesterday I stumbled across an excellent article about working and dementia, that confirms in certain instances it’s desirable and health for people with dementia diagnoses to continue work. This has been a point of contention in the NFL Concussion Settlement, so the American Academy of Neurology article inspired a tweet thread that is almost a …
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Roger Goodell and the NFL talk about integrity quite a bit. Nothing is more important to them than the integrity of the game, they say. Perhaps they need to invest in some dictionaries, because they speak of integrity but deliver the opposite.
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September 16, 2017 Sheilla Dingus “I intimately know of the pain, responsibility and exacerbation and care taking of my husband who I thought would take care of me,” says Susan Owens, widow of former NFL/49ers wide receiver R. C. “Alley Oop” Owens. “Instead, my husband turned into a stranger who seemed to hate me for …
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Jan 20 2017
Concussion Discussion: From OTL League of Denial NHL: League of Denial pic.twitter.com/lHnUSU4XFz — Outside The Lines (@OTLonESPN) January 19, 2017 Mark Gastineau suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s https://t.co/9h9SfB2Yic — Seth Walder (@SethWalderNYDN) January 20, 2017 Wife of Texas football legend Greg Ploetz sues NCAA over CTE, via @dennisdoddcbs. Lead counsel is @GeneEgdorf! https://t.co/fFFq4hlnMi — Daniel …
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