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boosiebadazz
Member since Feb 2008
49831 posts

This is really, really bad for the NFL

This is why Goodell hammered the Saints. It wasn't about punishment for their crime, it was about being able to defend his actions and the league in a massive lawsuit that is coming in 5-10 years.

This is also why Seau shot himself in the heart and not the head.

His brain showed signs of CTE
This post was edited on 1/10 at 7:29 am



YouthInAsia
Florida State Fan
Member since May 2008
614 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
Enjoy watching the NFFL in 5 years.


Bravescd14
Alabama Fan
Huntsville
Member since Nov 2009
403 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
Not surprising
This post was edited on 1/10 at 7:35 am


lsushelly
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Aug 2006
1332 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
The law suits that will be coming over the next 5-15 years will bring the league to bankruptcy


hashtag
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
18557 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
serious question:

why did the NFL lie about this in the first place? It is pretty obvious to anyone with a brain that playing football can cause brain damage, just like boxing, getting in head on collisions, etc. What was the NFL thinking?


Ziggy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Ponchatoula, LA
Member since Oct 2007
20815 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
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Not surprising


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lsutothetop
TigerDroppings Elite
Member since Jul 2008
11323 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
NFL's done, it's over


Sophandros
Tulane Fan
Victoria Concordia Crescit
Member since Feb 2005
45183 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
I said this back in April.

"Bounty gate" is and was all about the ex-players' lawsuit and the league's attempt to protect itself.
This post was edited on 1/10 at 7:46 am


hashtag
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
18557 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
2nd question:

If the NFL had never lied about this, where would this situation be right now?


VerlanderBEAST
Michigan Fan
Member since Dec 2011
12536 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
Good hopefully the NFL dies off over the next 10 years.


Sophandros
Tulane Fan
Victoria Concordia Crescit
Member since Feb 2005
45183 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
Their profits would be slightly lower because they would have managed this element of risk better.


Powerman
LSU Fan
Corpus Christi, TX
Member since Jan 2004
121885 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
How much teeth would a lawsuit from say Seau's family really have?

It seems like there is an implied assumption of risk when playing a violent sport if it isn't explicitly defined in their contracts.

It's not like they could claim wrongful death lawsuit. Not everyone with a brain disease commits suicide.


Powerman
LSU Fan
Corpus Christi, TX
Member since Jan 2004
121885 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
People who are overwhelmed with gambling debts probably commit suicide with the same frequency as ex NFL players suffering from brain damage if not much higher.

Let's sue all businesses that depend on gambling revenue for wrongful deaths. Makes perfect sense.


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hashtag
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
18557 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
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Their profits would be slightly lower because they would have managed this element of risk better.

maybe so. i think the only main difference is that we wouldn't have former players crying about it and all the incoming lawsuits. The short-term wouldn't see much of a change at all.

I think in the long-term you'd see parents pushing their kids towards sports that are not seen as violent. But, still it wouldn't be a large change.

I just don't understand why the NFL lied in the first place. It only hurt them.


Poodlebrain
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Way Right of Rex
Member since Jan 2004
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
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This is why Goodell hammered the Saints. It wasn't about punishment for their crime, it was about being able to defend his actions and the league in a massive lawsuit that is coming in 5-10 years.
So in order to protect the entire league he tries to throw one franchise under the bus. I know what I do if I'm Tom Benson. I do my best to get rid of the guy.


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Sophandros
Tulane Fan
Victoria Concordia Crescit
Member since Feb 2005
45183 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
The NFL made a lot of money off that lie. And they've duped people like Powerman into thinking that it's an OK lie.


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Sophandros
Tulane Fan
Victoria Concordia Crescit
Member since Feb 2005
45183 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
There's an implied assumption of risk when you become a coal miner, too.

Those families have won lawsuits...


tigerpimpbot
LA-Monroe Fan
Florida board
Member since Nov 2011
36422 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
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why did the NFL lie about this in the first place? It is pretty obvious to anyone with a brain that playing football can cause brain damage, just like boxing, getting in head on collisions, etc. What was the NFL thinking?


Arrogance.


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hashtag
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
18557 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
quote:

It seems like there is an implied assumption of risk when playing a violent sport if it isn't explicitly defined in their contracts

that's not the issue. the issue is that the NFL researched it, then lied to the NFLPA about the results. They intentionally lied to players about it.


Hugo Stiglitz
USA Fan
Germany
Member since Oct 2010
61615 posts

re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
This was expected


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