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Mega-lawsuit says NFL hid brain injury links

A concussion-related lawsuit bringing together scores of cases has been filed in federal court, accusing the NFL of hiding information that linked football-related head trauma to permanent brain injuries.

Lawyers for former players say more than 80 pending lawsuits are consolidated in the “master complaint”, filed last week. Plaintiffs hope to hold the NFL responsible for the care of players suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and the other neurological conditions. Other former players remain asymptomatic, but worry about the future and want medical monitoring. The helmet-maker, Riddell, Inc. is named as a defendant.

v20_SeauPolite, sensitive, kind-hearted, just someone who despite his NFL Fame, he always wanted to do everything that he could to help others. This was the first impression that I got from former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau, when I first met him at a series of the “Cresent Moon Foundation” charity events that were put on by former NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon.

Junior didn’t mind taking photos with fans, signing autographs, or even having a laugh with someone that he never knew at these events.


The Touchdown Club of Houston hosted their first event of the 2012 football season featuring LSU head football coach Les Miles and newly hired men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones at their annual dinner at the J. W. Marriott Hotel in the Galleria.

The event, which was presented by Key Energy Services was filled to capacity with fans, alumni and guest of Louisiana State University.

v19_whitney_MercilusThe Houston Texans have completed another successful NFL Draft for the books. After drafting Illinois linebacker Whitney Mercilus in the first round, the Texans shifted their roles to the offensive side of the football.

Houston drafted two wide receivers in Ohio State’s DeVier Posey and Michigan State Spartans Keshawn Martin. They also got three offensive linemen in Miami(Ohio) guard Brandon Brooks and Ben Jones, and Purdue Boilmakers tackle Nick Mondek. Texas A&M Aggies kicker Randy Bullock and Nebraska defensive end Jared Crick were the other additons selected in the draft.

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v17_HBU officersFormer University of Kansas Jayhawks defensive coordinator Vic Shealy was introduced as the 1st head football coach at Houston Baptist University.

Shealy, 50, who won a national championship while head coach at Azusa Pacific University, was introduced by HBU Director of Athletics Steve Moniaci.


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