Is Football Worth The Risk?

Is Football Worth The Risk?

January 27, 2013 – With the Superbowl only a week away, the future of the sport is coming into question because of the seriousness of the injuries some players have suffered.

Just this past week, the family of former San Diego Chargers star linebacker Tiaina Baul “Junior” Seau, Jr. filed a multi-count lawsuit against the National Football League and several other defendants after an autopsy revealed evidence of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

Seau, who also spent time with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots before retiring, committed suicide last May.

He is not the first pro football player to be diagnosed with CTE postmortem.

The President of the United States even weighed in on the seriousness of the concern in an interview released today. President Obama, a lifelong Chicago Bears fan, confessed he’d have to “think long and hard” before letting a son of his play football given this developing body of evidence.

Structured settlements are frequently used to resolve Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and wrongful death claims when damages are paid.

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