Jahvid Best suit vs. NFL dismissed

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best's civil lawsuit against the NFL and helmet makers Riddell and Easton-Bell Sports has been dismissed. A document obtained by ESPN.com showed Best's case against the league was dismissed from the Wayne County Circuit Court in Michigan on May 6 due to a nonservice dismissal without prejudice. This likely means that Best, the plaintiff...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Lions running back Jahvid Best sues NFL over concussions

Detroit Lions' former running back Jahvid Best filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the NFL and the helmet maker Riddel over concussions, according to the Detroit Press. The lawsuit is citing that the league “was aware of the evidence and the risks associated with repetitive traumatic brain injuries … but deliberately ignored and actively concealed the information.” Coincidentally...
Via NFL Injury Report
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best's Concussion Lawsuit is Proof the System is Flawed

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best could have been the next big thing had it not been for too many concussions. After all, he was an absolute beast in college averaging over eight yards a carry as a sophomore and six yards as a junior. To run the ball well over 100 times each season and do that is impressive to say the least.However, too many concussions cost him his career...
Via FatManWriting
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best “I Should Have Never Been Drafted By NFL”

Looks like another former player is going up the giant that is the NFL. TMZ Sports reported last night that former Detroit Lions RB, Jahvid Best, is now suing the NFL for giving him the health clearance to play football. Ex-Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best says the NFL should NEVER have allowed him to enter the 2010 Draft … because he had a well-documented history of concussions...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions RB suing NFL, helmet maker over concussions

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is suing the NFL and helmet maker Riddell after concussion problems helped cut short his career. Best was selected by the Lions in the first round of the 2010 draft and accounted for 1,000-plus yards and six touchdowns as a rookie. But he was limited to six games during the 2011 season after what he said was the third concussion of his...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best Suing Helmet Makers And NFL Over Concussions

((HT: ESPN))Jahvid Best had concussion issues during his time in the NFL with the Detroit Lions and started as far back as his time at Cal((HT: FS West))So, now with Best released and not employed by an NFL team, he is now suing helmets makers Riddell and Easton-Bell over his concussions that he suffered. He is, obviously, looking for some amount of financial pound-of-flesh, but...
Via Online Sports Guys
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best Sues NFL and Helmet Maker Over Concussions

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports Talented but injury prone former running back Jahvid Best is suing the NFL and Riddell after having his career end short due to concussions. Riddell has been the main manufacturer of helmets worn in the NFL since 1989, and this deal is expiring at the end of this season. Best, who last played for the Detroit Lions in 2011 and only played in the league...
Via Players View
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Detriot Lion Jahvid Best Sues the NFL

Former Detroit Lions first round pick Jahvid Best is during the NFL and NFL helmet manufacturer Riddell. Jahvid was a player that showed great promise until concussion issues forced him out of the league. Best is claiming that Riddell’s equipment did not do a good enough job protecting him from head injuries. He is also claiming that the NFL knew of head injuries and did not do...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best suing NFL, Riddell

The NFL is facing another lawsuit because of concussions. This one comes from former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best, who filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court in Michigan for unspecified "economic and noneconomic" damages, according to the Detroit Free Press. The lawsuit alleges the NFL knew the risks of concussions and didn't do enough about...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best suing NFL over concussions

Jahvid Best, whose career as a running back with the Detroit Lions was cut short by concussions, is suing the NFL, according to a filing today in Wayne County Circuit Court. Best, a first-round draft pick in 2010, suffered three concussions while with the Lions, after having two during his college career at Cal. He has not played since suffering his last concussion in October 2011...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best to Assume Coaching Role for Cal Bears

After a career shortened by injuries - primarily concussions - ex Detroit Lions' running back Jahvid Best has officially stepped away from the NFL, and will now take on a coaching role for the University of California Berkeley. His "Best" years were in college, racking up 2,668 rushing yards and 29 rushing touchdowns for the Golden Bears over his record-setting career...
Via NFL Injury Report
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cal expected to add Jahvid Best to their coaching staff

According to GoldenBearReport.com, former Lions running back Jahvid Best will be added to the University of California’s coaching staff for next season. oldenBearReport.com has learned that former Cal and Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will be added to Cal’s 2014 coaching staff. Two sources confirmed the addition on Saturday morning. Best’s NFL career recently ended...
Via NCAA Football Zone
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jahvid Best will be added to Cal’s coaching staff

    According to GoldenBearReport.com, former Lions running back Jahvid Best will be added to the University of California’s coaching staff for next season. oldenBearReport.com has learned that former Cal and Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will be added to Cal’s 2014 coaching staff. Two sources confirmed the addition on Saturday morning...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best joins California Golden Bears coaching staff

After his NFL career ams to an abrupt and severely premature end, running back Jahvid Best is returning to football the only way he can — on the sidelines. According to GoldenBearReport.com, Best will be joining his alma mater and hop onboard the Bears’ coaching staff in the role of an student assistant coach. Best is expected to help out running backs coach Pierre Ingram and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Lions RB Jahvid Best Joining University of Cal Coaching Staff

According to GoldenBear.com, sources have informed them that former Lions RB Jahvid Best will be joining the University of California coaching staff and intends to finish his degree in the process. Best, 24, was taken in the first-round of the 2010 NFL Draft, but his career was cut short due to multiple concussions he suffered over the course of his football career. He last played...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Lions teammate says Jahvid Best likely done with football

Selected 30th overall in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, former running back Jahvid Best had every tool to be an extremely successful player in the NFL. It didn’t take long for Best to display such as he rushed for 78 yards and caught nine passes for 154 yards in just his second ever career game. Unfortunately, injuries – namely concussions – took their toll on Best...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Helmets, not players, are NFL’s concussion problem

In the past ten or so years, technology has skyrocketed in the NFL. From the equipment to injury protocol to the game itself, the league has evolved along with seemingly everything else. The game has gotten faster, the players have gotten stronger, and medical attention has drastically increased. There is no such thing as “getting your bell rung” anymore- the concussion protocol...
Via isportsweb.com
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best may try to mount an NFL comeback

Despite the fact that running back Jahvid Best has officially retired from the NFL, he may not rule out a comeback down the road, according to the National Football Post. Other than to thank the Detroit Lions, and to note that he will “always be” a Lion, tailback Jahvid Best, released by Detroit this week after a concussion-ravaged three-year career, has remained quiet about...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions lose their Best

Three years ago the Detroit Lions traded up for the sparkplug they had been lacking since Barry Sanders.  California Golden Bear Jahvid Best dropped to pick 30 in the 2010 NFL draft because of durability concerns.  Concussions had plagued the tiny track star in his collegiate career, but his skill was salivating enough for the Lions to take a chance. After gaining over a thousand...
Via isportsweb.com
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions finally move on from RB Jahvid Best

In a move many seasoned NFL fans have anticipated for several months, the Detroit Lions have moved on from RB Jahvid Best. The elusive running back was waived by the franchise on Wednesday. The Lions have struggled at the running back position for several seasons and Best has struggled to remain on the field. Best has not been on the gridiron since his last concussion suffered on...
Via thepigskinreport.com
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions announce that they have released RB Jahvid Best

The Detroit Lions announced today that they have released RB Jahvid Best. Best played in 22 games (15 starts) for the Lions after being drafted by the team in the first round (30th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He saw action in all 16 games as a rookie in 2010, but was limited to only six games in 2011. Best was placed on Physically Unable to Perform on August 27, 2012 and missed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions release RB Jahvid Best reportedly after another failed physical

The Lions and perhaps Jahvid Best finally came to reality today as the team announced that they would release the running back whose career was totally derailed by concussions. A former first round pick back in 2010 with Detroit, Best has actually been sidelined with a concussion since October 16th, 2011 but it was today that the Lions finally realized they couldn’t wait around...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions release injured RB Best

The Detroit Lions have released running back Jahvid Best, a first-round draft pick from 2010 who hasn't played since October 2011 because of concussion problems. General manager Martin Mayhew calls Best as fine a person and professional as he has ever worked with. Best says Lions fans and the people of Detroit will always hold a special place in his heart. Best accounted for...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Should Find Place in Organization for Jahvid Best

The cruel reality of sports became full circle this afternoon when the Detroit Lions released concussion plagued Jahvid Best. Best, a former first round draft pick, said “I’ll always be a Lion,” and the team in Allen Park should figure out how to make that happen. One of the few aspects of injuries people often forget about is what happens to the player himself when he is deemed...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions release Jahvid Best

On a Monday night two years ago, Jahvid Best electrified the Detroit Lions' raucous, sellout crowd at Ford Field with an 88-yard touchdown run against the Chicago Bears. His future looked very promising at that moment.His game-breaking speed was one of the reasons the Lions got off to a 5-0 start that season. A week later, however, everything changed. Best suffered another...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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