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Former Players Say NFL Teams Gave Pain Pills ‘Like Candy’

Posted on 05/21/2014 by |General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Jim Litke, AP Sports Writer Former NFL lineman Jeremy Newberry says he often hobbled into the San Francisco 49ers locker room using a walking boot and crutches, then lined up behind as many as two dozen teammates for treatment — in his case, a shot of the painkiller Toradol. Ten minutes later, he sprinted onto the field to play. The toughness of pro football players is part of the league’s image, but a lawsuit filed on May 20 on …

¿Vas a ver el Super Bowl? No te pierdas estas curiosidades

Posted on 01/31/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEs el evento deportivo más importante para los estadounidenses, pero también lo viven millones de personas alrededor del mundo. El Super Bowl número XVLIII (llamado Super Tazón en algunos países hispanohablantes) se llevará a cabo este domingo en el MetLife Stadium en New Jersey, Nueva York, lugar donde se enfrentarán Los Broncos de Denver y los Seahawks (Halcones Marinos) de Seatle. Mientras haces tus planes para el juego, aquí tienes algunos datos y curiosidades del Super Bowl que probablemente no …

Retired NFL Players Settle Suit Over Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted on 08/30/2013 by |Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayThere are more than 18,000 retired NFL players. Some time ago, more than 4,500 of these former players — a full quarter of them — sued the NFL over traumatic brain injuries that they claim caused dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions. On Aug. 28 the players settled with the NFL – ending any future claims – by agreeing to the league’s offer to pay $765 million to provide medical benefits and injury compensation for the retired players, fund medical and …

Miami Dolphins Get White House Ceremony — 40 Years Later

Posted on 08/21/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsMaybe this is what President Obama needs to get his way with Congress — scads of football legends lined up behind him. These players were a bit past their peak bench-pressing days — and more than 4o years past their first of back-to-back Super Bowl wins — but still in possession of the record for an undefeated season and postseason. (They remain the only undefeated team in NFL history.) So why now honor the 1972 Miami Dolphins? Related: America’s Top …

Deacon Jones: The Secretary of Defense

Posted on 06/4/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyWhen defensive end David “Deacon” Jones, who died on June 3 at age 74 in Southern California, joined the Los Angeles Rams in 1961 as an obscure 14th-round pick out of Mississippi Valley State, it was the derring-do of quarterbacks, running backs and receivers that put fans in the seats and kept them glued to the TV set. Jones helped to change that by making defense just as exciting. At 6 foot 5 and 270 pounds, Jones was an imposing …

Superbowl Bound or Bust

Posted on 01/31/2013 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your Life“YOLO,” mom said to me last week after announcing that she and my father were going to the Superbowl in New Orleans. I held the phone in my hand in silence. “Are you serious?” I asked her. She laughed, “Yes.” Not only could I not believe that my mother said YOLO, short for you only live once, but that she and Dad (who put off back surgery for a week) were trekking it to New Orleans, on a bus for …