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NFL is a hard, tough, body punishing sport. That is whay one is paid some big bucks and it is not a job/career than one can have until 65, well, even 30 .
It is not a right , but a choice, to be on an NFL team. I think it is a good luck choice if it comes your way.

There is no doubt that many guys stayed on in the NFl too long or played hurt and did not say they were, et.c
What I do not understand and I have sympathy for those who are really hurt, but how will the NFL prove who is really hurt or not. Seems to me this is a way that guys can run crazy through crazy , big money in their 20's on bad investments, crazy living and then , after an NFL career, say they are really hurt.

See article that Smashmouth posted up.
http://blackandgold.com/nfl/59873-nf...-lawsuits.html (NFL, players reach proposed $765M settlement of concussion-related lawsuits)
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #22
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Re: NFL Reaches Settlement in Concussion Suit

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NFL is a hard, tough, body punishing sport. That is whay one is paid some big bucks and it is not a job/career than one can have until 65, well, even 30 .
It is not a right , but a choice, to be on an NFL team. I think it is a good luck choice if it comes your way.

There is no doubt that many guys stayed on in the NFl too long or played hurt and did not say they were, et.c
What I do not understand and I have sympathy for those who are really hurt, but how will the NFL prove who is really hurt or not. Seems to me this is a way that guys can run crazy through crazy , big money in their 20's on bad investments, crazy living and then , after an NFL career, say they are really hurt.

See article that Smashmouth posted up.
http://blackandgold.com/nfl/59873-nf...-lawsuits.html (NFL, players reach proposed $765M settlement of concussion-related lawsuits)
If I'm working a job - a job I KNOW is dangerous, that is my choice.

HOWEVER...

If my employer lies to me about the danger - well, you get where I'm going.
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:02 PM   #23
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Re: NFL Reaches Settlement in Concussion Suit

Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
There should be criminal charges if Rodger knew...
Oh he knew - his every action since he took the job is evidence that he knew.

Still, PROVING it legally - proving that playing is actually what hurt those men and that Roger KNEW it...I mean proving that scientifically...legally...that's a bird of a different feather of course.

And I guess the players lawyers knew that too which is maybe why they settled. I don't know. An awfully low number as someone else here said...
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