Found November 16, 2012 on Kissing Suzy Kolber:
FRIDAY BOMBSHELL NUGGET: The NFL’s retirement board, which is an entity independent of the league, awarded benefits to former players because football equals brain injuries while the NFL itself was engaged in firm denials that there is anything harmful about their sport so shut up already and grab some nachos. This development alone won’t likely have sweeping effects, but it’s one more thing detractors of the game – and possibly those former players currently suing the league – can point to saying that the NFL purposefully obscured the truth about the effects of its game. The NFL’s retirement board awarded disability payments to at least three former players after concluding that football caused their crippling brain injuries — even as the league’s top medical experts for years consistently denied any link between the sport and long-term brain damage. The board paid at least $2 million in disability benefits to the players in the late 1990s and 2000s, documents obtained in a joint i...
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