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Thread: NFL, Players reach $765M Concussion Deal

  1. #1
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    May 2008

    NFL, Players reach $765M Concussion Deal


    I hate that the NFL gave in to extortion. It sets a bad precedent.

    If you really look at these players you would find their bank accounts are far more damaged than their heads.

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    May 2008
    Hawaii 5-0
    NFL owners know very well that their franchise values will increase dramatically now that they don't have the threat of this lawsuit hanging over their heads...

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    170K per man= peanuts
    2 scenarios. One in which Mahommes is available to us at 1/30 (hoping but not likely) and the second in which he is not.

    1) Pat Mahommes-QB-TT 1) Tak McKinley-OLB-UCLA
    2) Jordan Willis-OLB-K.St. 2) Fabian Moreau-DB-UCLA
    3) Jalen Myrick-CB-Minn
    3) Nate Peterman-QB-Pitt
    3) Samaje Perine-RB-OU
    4) George Kittle-TE-Iowa
    5) Rayshawn Jenkins-S-Miami
    6) Ejuan Price-OLB-Pitt
    7) Glen Antoine-DT-Idaho

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelerkeylargo View Post
    170K per man= peanuts
    true.. but I wonder if they have a tier system depending on how many years you played.

    I don't mind this settlement. While football players know there is a risk of injury I think the culture back then was suck it up and play or lose your spot. I also think these older guys helped make the league what it is today and the NFL should have a better system in place for players after they retire.

    The real travesty is college ball... 85 to 95% don't get to play in the NFL and some of these guys are in real bad shape. I remember a story on a guy who worked on wall st and by the age of 30 he was confined to a bed and speaking with a forehead laser pointer.

    I know they get free tuition... well, most do but this is a violent sport and the NCAA is making billions off these kids. Not sure why a fund for injured players is frowned upon.

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    Actually for many 170k will be a lot if that is the number each get...Most players don't plan correctly for later...

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    have to chalk this one up as a win for fidel

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    Inside Your Head
    The players should have taken them to court. The NFL got off too easy on this. It's a drop in the bucket. And team values will skyrocket from here. Well played Goodell. And F U for messing with the game.


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