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2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Predictions

A total of 26 former NFL players, coaches and executives were announced as semifinalists for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this week. That number will be narrowed down further in January before the inductees are announced during Super Bowl week in February. Among the most noticeable semifinalists are: Kurt Warner, Junior Seau, Marin Harrison, Isaac Bruce, Terrell Davis...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Law, Junior Seau Among Semifinalists For Pro Football Hall Of Fame

The pool of nominees for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was trimmed from 113 to 26, and two former New England Patriots made the cut. Cornerback Ty Law and linebacker Junior Seau were among the semifinalists, which were announced Tuesday on NFL Network’s “Gold Jacket Semifinalists” special. There were supposed to be 25 candidates, but a tie resulted in 26. Those...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Seau, Warner, Dungy HOF semifinalists

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Tony Dungy are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2015. Seau and Warner are among eight first-year candidates in the balloting. Dungy is in his second year on the ballot. Former general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf previously were selected as contributor finalists. Mick Tingelhoff is the senior committee nominee...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Concussion lawyer: NFL will seek 'scorched-earth litigation' without deal

PHILADELPHIA -- A lead players' lawyer pushing the estimated $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion claims predicted Wednesday that the league would pursue "scorched-earth litigation" if the case doesn't settle. Christopher Seeger's arguments opened a daylong "fairness hearing" on the plan in federal court in Philadelphia. The deal would settle thousands...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge is set to rule on fairness of NFL concussion settlement

Tweet Critics of the NFL’s $765 million settlement proposal to compensate former players for concussion-related health problems will finally have their day in court Wednesday, as the designers of the landmark deal push for final approval from a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody, who has overseen the massive case involving more than 5,000 individual lawsuits and 20...
Via Los That Sports Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge to weigh fairness of NFL concussion deal with ex-players

  The NFL's potential $1 billion plan to compensate retired players for brain trauma could soon close the chapter on a troubled era of league concussion management. However, critics lined up to speak Wednesday at a court hearing in Philadelphia believe the NFL is getting off lightly, especially given league revenues topping $10 billion a year. ''The NFL unquestionably...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge to weigh fairness of NFL concussion deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The NFL's potential $1 billion plan to compensate retired players for brain trauma could soon close the chapter on a troubled era of league concussion management. However, critics lined up to speak Wednesday at a court hearing in Philadelphia believe the NFL is getting off lightly, especially given league revenues topping $10 billion a year. ''The NFL...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy, John Lynch among 26 semifinalists for football HOF

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Tony Dungy are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2015. Seau and Warner are among eight first-year candidates in the balloting. Dungy is in his second year on the ballot. Former general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf previously were selected as contributor finalists. Mick Tingelhoff is the senior committee nominee...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy, John Lynch among 26 semifinalists for football HOF

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Tony Dungy are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2015. Seau and Warner are among eight first-year candidates in the balloting. Dungy is in his second year on the ballot. Former general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf previously were selected as contributor finalists. Mick Tingelhoff is the senior committee nominee...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy, John Lynch among 26 semifinalists for football HOF

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Tony Dungy are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2015. Seau and Warner are among eight first-year candidates in the balloting. Dungy is in his second year on the ballot. Former general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf previously were selected as contributor finalists. Mick Tingelhoff is the senior committee nominee...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seau, Warner, Dungy HOF semifinalists

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Tony Dungy are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2015. Seau, who committed suicide in 2012, and Warner are among eight first-year candidates in the balloting. Dungy is in his second year on the ballot. Former general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf previously were selected as contributor finalists. Mick Tingelhoff...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists announced

Eight of the 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates have advanced to the next stage as the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its semifinalists for the Class of 2015 on Tuesday. For the second straight year there are 26 semifinalists instead of 25. There was a tie for the final spot and in accordance with the bylaws all ties are carried over. The first-time eligible candidates...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro Football HOF unveiling semifinalists for 2015

The NFL Network and the Pro Football Hall of Fame will unveil the 25 semifinalists still eligible for the Courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2015 class. We’ll update this post shortly after the announcement. We wanted to get something posted now so you could begin discussing the names here. Among the likely semifinalists are nine players and...
Via Zone Blitz
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Pro Football of Fame Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class have been officially released. Quarterback Kurt Warner and LB Junior Seau lead the list 15 first-year candidates nominated. Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, tackle Orlando Pace and place-kicker Jason Elam. There are a total of 113 nominees; 99...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 Pro Football of Fame Nominees Unveiled

The nominees for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame have been officially released. Quarterback Kurt Warner and LB Junior Seau are among 15 first-year candidates nominated. Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, tackle Orlando Pace and place-kicker Jason Elam. There are a total of 113 nominees; 99 players...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, tackle Orlando Pace, and placekicker Jason Elam. A total of 99 players and 14 coaches comprise the...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pace, Lewis, Seau, Warner among first-time HOF candidates

Kurt Warner, Junior Seau, Orlando Pace and Jamal Lewis are among the 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates who have been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015. The complete list of 113 nominees was announced by the Hall on Tuesday evening. This year's modern-era nominees list includes 98 players and 14 coaches. To be considered, a modern-era candidate...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Nantz: Rice saga 'arguably darkest week' in NFL history

The NFL has endured countless tragic moments over the last several years. From former players like Junior Seau committing suicide, to Aaron Hernandez’s downfall, there’s no doubt “The Shield” has taken plenty of pelts. However, during Thursday night’s telecast on CBS, legendary play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz said that the NFL was currently going through “arguably the...
Via NESN.com
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

What happened to the NFL’s concussion crisis?

As the 2014 NFL season begins, the major storyline of 2013 is now a blip on the national radar – the league’s concussion crisis. The NFL released a report today saying concussions fell by 13% during the 2013 season.  The NFL surely sees this as a significant PR victory and is treating it as evidence of their altruistic push towards player safety.  Of course, informed observers...
Via Awful Announcing
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Seau's family opts out of proposed NFL settlement

NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of Junior Seau has opted out of a proposed NFL legal settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. The family will continue its wrongful death lawsuit against the league. Seau, a star linebacker for 20 seasons who made 11 Pro Bowls, committed suicide in 2012. "We have tried to communicate it that it is not satisfactory and all we...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Seau's family opts out of proposed NFL settlement

NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of Junior Seau has opted out of a proposed NFL legal settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. The family will continue its wrongful death lawsuit against the league. Seau, a star linebacker for 20 seasons who made 11 Pro Bowls, committed suicide in 2012. "We have tried to communicate it that it is not satisfactory and all we...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Junior Seau’s Family Opts Out of Proposed NFL Settlement

The family of Junior Seau has opted out of a proposed NFL legal settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries, Barry Wilner of the Associated Press reports. The family will continue its wrongful death lawsuit against the league. Seau, a star linebacker in the NFL who played for 20 seasons, 11 of them Pro Bowls, committed suicide in 2012. “We have tried to communicate...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Seau family opts out of settlement

NEW YORK (AP) The family of Junior Seau has opted out of the proposed NFL settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. The family will continue its wrongful death lawsuit against the league. Seau, a star linebacker for 20 seasons who made 11 Pro Bowls, committed suicide in 2012. ''After careful consideration, the family of the late Junior Seau has decided...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Junior Seau's family rejects concussion settlement

All-time NFL great Junior Seau passed away at the age of 43 on May 2, 2012 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. For those of us who remember watching the future Hall of Fame play the game of football and understood how he lived life off the field, this came as a tremendous shock.  Once it happened, there were obviously more questions than answers. And that’s where...
Via Sportsnaut
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Seau family rejects NFL's concussion settlement

The family of former linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide in 2012, will opt out concussion settlement between the NFL and former players, ESPN reported Wednesday. The family's decision means the Seaus will proceed with a wrongful death suit, which alleges the NFL didn't reveal the dangers of football-related head injuries, that they filed against the league in 2013...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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