They took the hits, they suffered the consequences and now they're one big step closer to getting compensated for their concussion-related claims. A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a legal settlement between former NFL players and the league over the NFL's responsibility to compensate players for dementia, Lou Gehrig's disease, Alzheimer's and other medical conditions linked to repeated head trauma, the Associated Press reports. See also: Ex-NFL Player Tweets With His Eyes in Fight Against Disease The approval by US District Judge Anita Brody removes any cap on the maximum total sum the NFL can be required to dole out to former players currently suffering from medical conditions. The NFL had previously sought to cap its total payout at $675 million in an original settlement with former players, according to the AP , but Brody rejected it because of concerns over "whether that would be enough money to pay all claims." The NFL agreed to remove the … [Read more...] about Judge Approves Uncapped NFL Concussion Settlement for Ex-Players
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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is a man of few words. Yeah. After receiving $100,000 in fines following his third violation of the NFL's Media Policy on November 19, Lynch seems to have devised a new ingenious strategy for not answering questions without being fined. That strategy revolves mostly around the use of the word "yeah." See also: 8 People Crashing Your Fantasy Football League Lynch, clearly having a good time, answered nearly every question reporters asked him with a simple "yeah." "How are you feeling?" "Yeah." "How is your back doing?" "Yeah." Seahawks beat writer Gregg Bell compiled a transcript of Lynch's press conference. Entirety of Marshawn Lynch's postgame interview in #Seahawks locker room: 50 words to answer 22 questions #savesafine pic.twitter.com/UaPMJjhhn5 — Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) November 24, 2014 The NFL media policy states: "Players must be available to the media following every game and regularly during … [Read more...] about Marshawn Lynch answers almost every question with ‘yeah’ to avoid fine
Father Time is undefeated, and nothing can make you feel quite as aged as watching the sports idols of your youth fall unceremoniously back to Earth. Now, without further ado, here is 38-year-old Vince Carter — who was, not all that long ago, the NBA's most majestic high flier — bricking a fast-break dunk. See also: Flashback to '95: Reliving the NBA of 20 seasons ago The play comes from Tuesday night's NBA preseason game between Carter's Memphis Grizzlies and the Houston Rockets. Here it is in Vine form: As the Romanian philosopher Emile Cioran once said, "Since all life is futility, then the decision to exist must be the most irrational of all." BONUS: 25 of YouTube's Funniest Sports Fails 1. Golf Cart Fail This runaway vehicle wreaked minor on-field havoc following a high school football championship in Texas last December. But a heroic bystander hopped aboard and put on the brakes. No casualties occurred, and the clip immediately became Internet … [Read more...] about Here is Vince Carter bricking a dunk. In other news, you are old.