Brian Urlacher is making some damning comments when he said during a recent podcast appearance, in which he appeared to suggest that some former NFL players have falsely claimed to have CTE.
“Here’s the problem now with all the guys with the CTE, if they do have it, I feel for them, but there’s guys who say they have it just so they can be in the f–king lawsuit,” Urlacher said last month while appearing on the “Bussin’ With the Boys” podcast.
The Hall of Fame linebacker suggested they just want money from the NFL, while others are actually living with the consequences of CTE.
“They want that money from the NFL and I get it, man,” he said. “You know, everyone wants to get there due, but there’s really guys that have it, that deserve to be taken care of.”
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk had to correct Urlacher’s comments but there is no “lawsuit” against the NFL because the players already reached a settlement.
“No one is suing the league at this point,” Florio said. “The class action was settled, years ago. The settlement makes all players who retired before final certification of the class eligible for potential benefits.”
As you should know by now if you watch football, Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a progressive brain disease typically found in athletes and military veterans with a history of repetitive brain trauma. It cannot be diagnosed until after a person is dead.
In 2013, the NFL and its former players reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries.
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