My question is, how can they prove that the concussions causing the brain injuries happened while playing in the NFL, and not pee-wee/high school/college football?
22. The NFL caused or contributed to the injuries and increased risks to Plaintiffs
through its acts and omissions by, among other things: (a) historically ignoring the true risks of
MTBI in NFL football; (b) failing to disclose the true risks of repetitive MTBI to NFL players; and
(c) since 1994 deliberately creating false scientific studies and spreading misinformation
concerning the cause and effect relation between MTBI in NFL football and latent
neurodegenerative disorders and diseases.
3. The published medical literature, as detailed later in this Complaint, contains studies of
athletes dating back as far as 1928 demonstrating a scientifically observed link between repetitive
blows to the head and neuro-cognitive problems. The earliest studies focused on boxers, but by the
1950s and 1960s, a substantial body of medical and scientific evidence had been developed specifically
relating to neuro-cognitive injuries in the sport of football.
90. As a result, the NFL unilaterally assumed a duty to act in the best interests of the
health and safety of NFL players, to provide truthful information to NFL players regarding risks to
their health, and to take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure the safety of players.
99. Thus, since its inception, and continuing into the present, the NFL has been in a
position that affords it a special relationship to NFL players as the guardian of their health and safety.
For that reason, from its inception and continuing into the present, the NFL owed a duty of reasonable
care to keep NFL players informed of neurological risks, to inform NFL players truthfully, and not to
mislead NFL players about the risks of permanent neurological damage that can occur from MTBI
incurred while playing football.
the procedural/standing/peremption issues are going to take like 10 years to sort out before we even know what kind of case this is
quote:the part about the NFL hiding it is part of the claims of the players' lawsuits.
How do we know this?
Are the former players bound by the terms of the CBA that they played under?
And what about if an individual player played under multiple different CBAs?
And what about the Players from different eras who all played under different ones?