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Will The Concussion Movie Help Retired NFL Players?

The NFL has a problem with concussions, and their former players are refusing to stay silent. These players have faced massive obstacles trying to overcome the near infinite budget that the NFL has to address legal concerns, and we’ve told you about these players relying on legal funding to help their cases reach a favorable conclusion. Fortunately, these retired titans of the gridiron are getting help from Hollywood, too. Will The Concussion Movie Help Retired NFL Players? In a new movie released on Christmas Day, Will Smith is portraying the forensic neuropathologist Bennet Omalu, who helped prove the dangers of multiple concussions and link those injuries to the NFL. The story depicts the struggle faced by the doctor as he tried to get the sports community to recognize these life-changing injuries. Many advocates hope that this movie will spread the word about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Are Players Going To…
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Even NFL Players Need Settlement Advances

Over 5,000 former athletes claimed that the National Football League (NFL) hid the dangers of concussions from them while they played for the sports organization. After years of suffering in silence, those players finally united and filed a massive lawsuit. Now these former NFL players need settlement advances as their case drags through the legal system. Why Are Retired Players Suing The NFL? The suit claimed damages against the NFL for conditions that may have developed as a result of concussions sustained on the football field. Some of those conditions include Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and ALS, which are all incurable and hard to treat. The retired players, who usually left the sport at around the age of 30, claimed that their lives were diminished by the injuries they sustained while playing, and a federal judge agreed. Why Do Retired NFL Players Need Settlement Advances? Now it appears that the NFL…
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