I think the spirit of these lawsuits is not about blame...it is about the success of the league. Its called being a victim of your own success. The more money an organization make, the more any contributor might feel entitled.
That's what the players union is all about at the heart of it. The concept is that there is limitless profits being enjoyed...get yours too, by any and all means.
If I got into a car accident with another Joe Schmoe I would operate with honesty and morals. But if I was in an accident with Joe Gazzilionaire...I would probably pull every cheap trick in the book to get setup for life if I could...he won't miss the few million.
The idea is there is no victim. The NFL has limitless funds...why not pay for my concussions?
I am not saying i agree with it, but the NFL now will always be asked for more by the players, when they are playing and after. If one day the league is less profitable, the demands of the union and the amount of law suits will decrease naturally. Also, if the league were ever to become less popular.....some of the "safety" rules would also be repealed too.
I wish the NFL was not so popular.
[ Edited by danimal on Dec 22, 2011 at 4:48 PM ]