The issue of concussions in the NFL is touchy. The former players suing the league, saying it misled them about the dangers of concussions, is an even trickier debate. Some will argue players obviously understand the risks of playing NFL football and are compensated well for playing. Show More Summary
Junior Seau had CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease known to afflict individuals who have sustained repeated head injuries over time. Junior Seau played football his whole life and was never officially diagnosed with a concussion. Last May he sat down one day and shot himself in the heart. Dave Duerson, the former Bears safety, [...]
The family of Junior Seau has filed a lawsuit against the NFL, alleging that he committed suicide because of brain disease caused by repeated violent hits over the course of his football career. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday … Continue reading ?
Anthony Smith was a defensive end for Alabama and Arizona for four years before being drafted 11th in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft (six spots behind Junior Seau, six ahead of Emmitt Smith). He played seven seasons for the Raiders—the...Show More Summary
It also cites a film in which a young Junior Seau was talking about big hits.
The latest head trauma news in football is decidedly mixed: not good, but now there’s at least some hope for improvement. First, the bad parts: the family of Junior Seau, the former All-Pro football player who committed suicide in May...Show More Summary
Mike Florio talks about the Jets exploring a Darrelle Revis trade, the reemergence of Ray Lewis‘ past, and if Junior Seau’s family suing the NFL will hold up in a court of law.
Maybe it’s because the topic is concussions here, but reading this piece of stupidity from the Pink Himalayan one made my head hurt (h/t reader D): So Junior Seau’s family is suing the NFL over head injuries, which lead to chronic brain damage, and possibly his suicide. [...] But this lawsuit strikes me as pretty [...]
Mike Florio comments on the lawsuit filed stemming from Junior Seau’s death and wonders if Seau willingly played football despite realizing he was suffering from significant cognitive symptoms.
After testing revealed a degenerative brain disease, the family of the late Junior Seau has filed a lawsuit against the NFL. The suit claims the NFL hid information about the risks associated with the hard hits to the head the players take.
The complaint filed by the estate and four children of linebacker Junior Seau contains claims and allegations typical of the thousands of other concussion lawsuits. For example, the lawsuit refers to the NFL’s glorification of violent play via videos sold by NFL Films, quoting Seau from a 1993 offering in which he says, “If I…
The NFL linebacker committed suicide last year and a study of his brain found he suffered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease associated with receptive injuries to the head.
Relatives of former linebacker Junior Seau have filed a wrongful death suit against the National Football League, claiming the player's suicide stemmed from the brain disease he suffered due to blows to the head sustained while playing football. [ more › ]
Junior Seau's family has filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL, arguing that the former linebacker's suicide was the direct result of repetitive head trauma, and that the league's "acts or omissions" hid the danger of that trauma, the AP reports. The family is also suing helmet maker Riddell...
In a lawsuit that could have a significant impact on the NFL, the family of Junior Seau has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in California Superior Court against the league, according to the Associated Press. Seau committed suicide last May at age 43. Show More Summary
The family of football star Junior Seau is suing the National Football League, asserting that he committed suicide because of the brain injuries suffered during his career.
The family of deceased NFL star Junior Seau has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL. Seau committed suicide after suffering from brain disease caused by violent hits he received while playing in the league. The Seau lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in California Superior Court. In their lawsuit the family blames the NFL [...]Show More Summary
The family of Junior Seau has filed a lawsuit against the NFL, alleging that he committed suicide because of brain disease caused by repeated violent hits over the course of his football career. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday...Show More Summary
The family of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL, according to Barry Wilner of the Associated Press (via NBC Sports). The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football. Show More Summary
Junior Seau's family sued the NFL and helmet manufacturer Riddell on Wednesday in a California Superior Court in San Diego. According to the Associated Press, the wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL claims Seau developed chronic traumatic...Show More Summary