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WhoDat!656 02-03-2012 08:23 PM

Tony Dorsett suing NFL
 
'They use you up': Hall of Famer Dorsett suing NFL - Yahoo! News

QBREES9 02-03-2012 09:23 PM

Um who made you play the game ? Weren't you paid to play ? Did you not play college football, how much did you get to play college. Stop It Tony.

saintfan 02-03-2012 10:23 PM

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"Did they know it was a concussion?" he asks rhetorically during an interview with The Associated Press. "They thought I was half-dead."
And yet, he says, after being examined in the locker room — a light shined in his eyes; queries such as who sat next to him on the Cowboys' bus ride to the stadium — Dorsett returned to the field and gained 99 yards in the second half. Mainly, he says, by running plays the wrong way, because he couldn't remember what he was supposed to do.
"That ain't the first time I was knocked out or been dazed over the course of my career, and now I'm suffering for it," the 57-year-old former tailback says. "And the NFL is trying to deny it."
Nope. Ain't buyin what he's selling, and he has always been a favorite player of mine. But...

He sure has a wonderful memory of the situation that he describes from what, 30 years ago? I got my bell rung in high school. I know what it's like.

Should more precaution be taken? Absolutely. Are there ramifications for what players endure over lengthy careers? Damn skippy. Is the NFL liable?

Well that's the question isn't it? I say no. I'm no lawyer and I'm sure there's plenty to discuss on this topic, and as it unfolds I'm sure I'll learn some things, but in my humble opinion these guys were paid to play, and paid well. Just as QBrees9 says, most of them played college ball too, and most on scholarship. Why not go after the schools too? Maybe they will. I don't know.

Danno 02-04-2012 08:46 AM

More evidence as to why Goodell is being forced to turn the NFL into flag football... by its own damn players.

Its only a matter of time folks. the NFL will be litigated out of business.


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