Originally posted by bigwads:The former players are also to blame. There is a war behind the scenes that the league is waging. Whitner should tell former players suing the league to simply go away...if former players were too damn stupid to realize that hits and concussions were hurting their brains they deserve what they got. People need to take responsibility for their own actions. The rules never would have changed without former players suing the league.
That's not what the former players are suing for. They are suing because back when these guys played, there was not concussion treatment. The diagnosis was not even called a concussion; it was called "having your bell rung" which, if you think about it, a concussion is when the brain bangs off the inside of the skull, like when the clapper inside a bell hits the sides of it to make it "ring". And the treatment for having your "bell rung" was sniffing ammonia inside a tiny glass tube aka "smelling salts" to bring you out of the dizziness you were suffering from to get you back on the field. That is what the suit is about: The lack of medical attention to the concussion.