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jimithing11
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL

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keep thinking checkers while the rest of us discuss chess, kid



This ain't the Saints board, breh

Looks like it's time to change that pad down low. Anus is leaking too much now.


boosiebadazz
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
go away.

the grownups are talking.


SlowFlowPro
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
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the part about the NFL hiding it is part of the claims of the players' lawsuits.

but that's only 1994-onward. that makes the slice of players who can make that claim a lot smaller

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The part of the NFL denying it existed, pretty sure there are articles with quotes from the NFL denying it.

the NFL isn't a medical expert. there are still disagreements about the effects today. i saw neuros criticize that study that just made the public rounds a few weeks ago. that's not a real argument against the NFL

and the studies aren't hidden. what prevented the NFLPA from looking up studies or players individually from getting independent medical treatment/advice? nothing. hell, the NFLPA is as liable as the NFL


jimithing11
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
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the grownups are talking.



-3/10

will read again


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nofear67
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imo, it's the equivalent of a soldier suing the military because he suffers from ptsd. you know the risks before stepping on the respective fields of battle.

WTF? Tell me you posted this drunk!


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Ric Flair
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
Does anyone have links to the articles where the NFL denies that there is a problem with brain injuries? I'd be interested in reading those.

Was there a waiver specifically warning players of other injuries they may incur while playing football (cervical spine fractures with paralysis/death, ACL injuries, arm/leg fractures, sports hernias, turf toe, etc.), while specifically omitting head injuries from the list?


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H-Town Tiger
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
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If the NFL had never lied about this, where would this situation be right now?


What did they lie about? I missed that in the article?


iliveinabox
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breh...flag football here we come


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Rickety Cricket
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
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but that's only 1994-onward. that makes the slice of players who can make that claim a lot smaller

I could see the league trying to exclude the latest crop of players on the argument that by the time they came into the league, the danger of head injuries was well publicized.


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TigerBait1127
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
found this one

LINK


LINK
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H-Town Tiger
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
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Good hopefully the NFL dies off over the next 10 years.


I won't, it will probably never go away. And if you don't like it, don't watch or pay attention to it.

What will happen is the lower levels of football will be crippled. Eventually many pee wee type leagues and even some High Schools will have to drop it over insurance costs. Which has all kinds of unintended consequences. such is life of the Land of the Safe and the home of the dependant.
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shel311
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
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What did they lie about? I missed that in the article?


It's either they knew and lied, or they were just completely wrong and are saying the opposite now as they did then.

LINK

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell did not acknowledge a connection between head injuries on the football field and later brain diseases while defending the league's policies on concussions before Congress on Wednesday.

That frustrated several members of the House Judiciary Committee, including the committee chairman, Michigan Democrat John Conyers, when Goodell told him the NFL isn't waiting for that debate to play out and is taking steps to make the game safer.

"I just asked you a simple question. What is the answer?" persisted Conyers.

Goodell replied by saying a medical expert could give a better answer than he could. But some House members complained later that Dr. Ira Casson, chairman of the NFL's committee on concussions, had not testified.

Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., gave Casson some exposure anyway, playing a clip of a TV interview in which he denied evidence of a link between multiple head injuries in NFL players with brain disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer's
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H-Town Tiger
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TigerBait1127


Thanks


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Ric Flair
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
If the NFL were to die off, so would high level college football.


Rickety Cricket
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
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If the NFL were to die off, so would high level college football.

... And the rise of American soccer


H-Town Tiger
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
It won't die off, has any industry suffered more lawsuits and been found to lie about health risks more than the tobacco indusrty? They are still around.
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SlowFlowPro
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And the rise of American soccer

Nope...heading is alleged to cause brain damage


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shel311
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
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the NFL isn't a medical expert.
The NFL's medical expert is a medical expert.


SlowFlowPro
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
did they testify or have they given a public statement?


shel311
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re: This is really, really bad for the NFL
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did they testify or have they given a public statement?

Check the link above that I posted with quotes.

Tigerbait's first link is probably even better. It's an article about the NFL's expert on the subject dismissing the link.


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