NFL settles concussion lawsuit, Rush Limbaugh upset Aug 30, 2013 21:44:20 GMT -5
Post by X factor on Aug 30, 2013 21:44:20 GMT -5
ABC: NFL concussion settlement
The NFL settled a lawsuit, filed by former players and their wives, over long term consequences of head injuries.
Many players played in the league before 'concussion' awareness or safety, was implemented, and as a result many former NFL players suffer from a wide range of injuries that they feel the league is or was responsible for.
Many of these former players, who played in the 60's, 70's and 80's played during a time when salaries were comparetivly low, by todays standards, like less than $100,000 a year while playing.
And now many of these players, who helped build the NFL into a 9 billion dollar a year worldwide empire, feel they should be compensated for their contribution.
9 billion dollars a year....
Some of these players are but gross, past images of themselves, yet still, through NFL classic footage, provide the League with revenue by entertaining the masses.
9 billion dollars a year...
And of course, as usual, Rush Limbaugh has come out on the side of the 9 billion a year league, and seems frustrated that 4,500 former players, seeking some kind of compensation for medical bills, and helping to build league to what is today, got anything at all...
According to Limbaugh, there is no proof that playing football, and violent head to head or head to body clashes between players, cause any damage to the brain, neck or body at all...
And of course Rush Limbaugh would know this, cause he suits up every Sunday or Monday and plays the game...
Like a reflex, it just seems to be Rush Limbaughs nature to always side with who ever has the most money and resources, and to instinctively be against 'the injured'...
To instinctively be against the social injured, medically injured (yes I know about marathon he puts on every year), financially injured.
In Rush's view, seems if you have a lot of money, whether as an induvisual or corporate entity, than you simply must 'be right'...
Accept when it comes to Oprah...who out earns him.
But other than Oprah...if you're a billionare, or a corporation that earns billions, than just that fact alone makes you 'right'...you can mistreat employees, not properly compensate employees, trash the environment, do whatever you want...cause according to Rush's view, as long as you're worth billions, as a corporation...you're always morally justified and right in whatever you do.
The NFL has become a 9 billion dollar revenue generating machine...thanks to the sacrifices made by players over the years...and many played before pension plans were available or high salaries...they played for 1-10 years, and now have a life time of pain and medical bills that were not covered.
According to Rush Limbaugh it's just 'tough luck' to all the former and current players.
Rush L :"You know what the risks are, and there's no proof that football, and brain injuries are connected...these football players are just making it all up so they can get money from the league, from the rich owners" (para phrasing).
And my final question for this post is, what kind of league would not want to help it's former players cope, deal with medical issues, and brain issues they incurred while sacrificing themselves to help deliver a good product, known as the NFL?
9 billion a year in revenue, is what the NFL brings in, and it's increasing...and the players got a $765 million dollar settlement...which comes out to a tad bit over $100,000 a player, if distributed equally.
(which it won't be..as we'll discuss later)
$100,000 per player...that may seem like a lot to someone who's broke and unemployed...but that amount is hardly a drop in the bucket for someone with on going medical issues.
More posts to follow.