Another lawsuit against the NFL

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    Yeah, I'm just saying if this is true they certainly have a right to sue. And on the flipside, teams have and do continue to do what they have to do to win so there's no righteous party in this lawsuit.
     
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    previous to wanting to cash in, these players boasted about playing w/inj's, now they claim they didn't know about them and the teams, were giving them drugs to conceal the pain(of a broken neck?!?!?) of said inj's.

    I'm calling BS. Just watch ANY NFL production from the 50's-80's and the players brag about the inj's and how they wouldn't come off the field for fear of the guy behind them taking their place; that was THEIR choice, not the teams.
     
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    I think this is something that points to fault from both sides. It sounds like the league was really playing fast and loose with the law, or at least, ethics. However, it's not all on the league and these players have to think the general population (or at least those that fill a jury pool) are pretty damned gullible to believe that they didn't endorse what was going on. It was a locker room culture back then, and the league and players alike had a share in developing that culture.
     
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    One case in point, Ronnie Lott having part of his finger (compound fracture) amputated at half-time of a Superbowl so he could finish the game. How many times has Lott told that story with pride about his toughness.
     
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    Both sides are guilty. But players claiming they were force fed "something they did not know to keep them on the field" is hard to believe in my mind. An athlete's body is their temple. They know exactly what they are putting in their body at all times, and what it will do to them.

    They will do anything to get an advantage and to keep their backup, as their backup.
     
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    First of all, what is the statute of limitations on this? Shit, filing these NOW????

    Also, how can you prove they did or didn't tell him about the injuries? I find it hard to believe you just trusted someone about your injury. I'm also not sure doctors and teams would send you out to play when you are injured to the point where it would cause permanent damage. Yeah, have they? Sure, but only with the player demanding to play.

    I'm sorry but Dent and McMahon lose points in my book! File this in the 90's and that would have changed everything! File this 20 years AFTER you retire, WTF??
     
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    You gotta love the US sometimes. So now the league should counter-sue the players because they took the drugs. If they hadn not taken them, then there would have no issues. Therefore the pain and suffereng the league is going through is all the players fault.

    Then, of course the players union would have to counter-counter-sue because if the teams had told the players not to take the drugs that they had offered to them, then it would not have been the players fault that they took the drugs, causing the league to be sued in the first place.

    Of course the owners attornies woud have to....

    Our lawyers are so creative. If only it was in a way that contributed to society....
     
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    As David says... "what a player does in their own home should not matter"

    But I agree with you
     
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    If you have a pot of gold and scumbag lawyers there will be lawsuits.
     
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    Papa_Bear is right Benji. That's certainly what they'll contend and what they have to show in court to prevail if it ever gets that far and in all likelihood it won't. The NFL knows that it did happen and they already have a black mark against them because of the concussion issues. It'll cost them less money to make it go away than it will to keep fighting it and suffer through the bad publicity.

    I'm not taking a side here because you're also right when you say that some players were willing to play hurt just to keep their jobs so they may be just as complicit. The NFL has much deeper pockets today than they did back in the '70s and '80s so the guys who didn't make as much in their careers as some guys get in just one year today are reaching into those pockets for some back pay.

    That's about all it amounts to.
     
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