Somewhere in all this paper work, there is a paper trail and a smoking gun.
The NFL is under seige. Possibly the most profitable business venture in America is taking it from all sides.
Lawsuits and being filed fast and furious. The concussion lawsuits. Now the Painkiller lawsuits. Nothing has been settled, and it seems to be getting worse, not better.
The enormous payday initially agreed to over brain damage to players, has yet to be signed. The judge keeps rejecting the final paper work, because of continued objections from the players, whose lives are spiralling down because of head injuries while they played.
4400 players have their names attached to what was supposed to a 765-million settlement. In theory it seemed a proper payday for players who have developed dimentia, alzheimers, and those families whose players committed suicide.
But now the judge says she will not sign off, because there is no money going forward to players today who may be damaged and won’t know about it till they are retired.
Now the NFL has another legal issue, 750 players filing suit over illegal use of painkillers, pills, injections, addictions, and whether they were told what could happen to them longterm as a trade off fix to stay on the field the day of the game.
The Junior Seau suicide put a face on the concussion lawsuit. The Jim McMahon lawsuit is the marquee name for the painkiller action..
The NFL agreed to the Concussion settlement rather than go to trial. Now they may have to ante up more. And this league is facing dramatic payments in this second Pain Pill suit.
They maintain innocence. But I’m not so sure.
Somewhere out there in the midst of all this may be doctors of clubs, who have information of a coverup. Doctors who have found thier conscience. Doctors who may have documents, about what they knew, what the NFL did, what the players didn’t know.
And the Painkiller suit follows a same path. How good were the records being kept. Is there documentation out there. Have more doctors decided to step forward.
I believe there is a paper trail, there are smoking guns out there, and the NFL, a 10-billion dollar business is in deep trouble. Players are dying, more are coming front and center saying they are suffering.
The migraine headache the players are suffering from is about to become a migraine headache for the NFL owners too.