National Football League News

As NFL Season Kicks Off, Court Reopens Ex-Players’ Painkiller Abuse Suit

Former National Football League players who claim they suffered permanent damage, addiction or other harm from being routinely given opioids and painkillers to keep them on the field had their lawsuit against league revived by an appeals court. A federal …

NFL Football-Maker Wilson Fined $65K for Safety Violations at Ohio Factory

An Ohio factory that makes footballs for the National Football League has been fined by federal regulators over workplace safety violations. Wilson Sporting Goods is facing more than $65,000 in fines after two inspections at its factory in Ada, which …

U.S. and New York Accuse Firm of Scamming 9/11 Heroes, NFL Retirees

A company that advances money to people awaiting settlement payouts was accused by New York and federal regulators of scamming sick responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, as well as National Football League retirees with brain injuries. RD Legal …

Dead L.A. Stadium $5.8M in Free Publicity for Farmers

Farmers Insurance Group received nearly $6 million in free media exposure for putting its name on a downtown Los Angeles stadium that will never be built. Anschutz Entertainment Group this week announced that it was no longer pursuing a $1.2 …

5 Risk Management Tips for the NFL Just in Time for Super Bowl

It’s been a rough year for American football. The National Football League has been plagued with a series of scandals. Commissioner Roger Goodell frequently seems befuddled, and it’s hard to discern any “plan” by the NFL other than to lawyer-up …

Some NFL Retirees Fault $765M Concussion Deal, File Motion in Penn. Court

The proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims came under attack again, this time from retirees who said they would get “nothing at all” for nagging health problems that limit their function. Seven former players filed a motion on …

Seau Family Plans to Object to NFL’s $765M Concussion Deal

The family of the late NFL star Junior Seau plans to object to the proposed $765 million settlement of player concussion claims because the fund would not pay wrongful death claims to survivors. Although the players’ lawsuits accused the NFL …

NFL Agrees to Settle Players’ Concussion Suits for $765 Million

The National Football League agreed to pay $765 million to settle thousands of lawsuits over players concussions in a deal that provides individual awards and medical monitoring, according to court filings. The settlement will compensate more than 5,000 ex-players for …

Former NFL Player Charged With Insurance Fraud in California

A former National Football League linebacker is facing charges for what prosecutors say was a $1.5 million scheme to defraud a Sacramento insurance company. The U.S. attorney’s office said Friday that 42-year-old Marcus Buckley, who played seven seasons for the …

California Bill Battles Workers’ Comp Claims from Athletes

A California legislator has introduced a bill that would address a “loophole” in which pro athletes, mostly National Football League players, are getting workers’ compensation benefits despite having played on teams in other states. The bill by Assemblyman Henry Perea, …