Will concussion lawsuits doom the NFL?
'Big Daddy' Salgado weighs in
- Duration 3:46
- Date Feb 2, 2013
'Big Daddy' Salgado weighs in
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My cannot only parents concerned about their kids -- current players are concerned about their future especially -- lot of junior say out and what happening am -- judge shot himself in the chest.
One of the great players of all time he wanted to preserve his brain for people to study -- doers and same thing.
Longtime Chicago -- New York giant and a lot of people concerned joining us now is a guy who.
Handles insurance for a lot of these players and those a lot of them personally -- rich big -- Delgado.
Rich this lawsuit is for real and it's a big theme here.
On a fun week in New Orleans tell me about -- while you got this big lawsuit you know those filed by there was eighty album.
By two -- eighty separate lawsuits -- 2000 players of today yesterday yes and you know they feel that they were not informed about head injuries and all the things that will happen and on the flip side.
The -- -- medical properties group promoting through NFL films.
Violent -- collision -- -- -- it wants it.
I mean -- in the opening of every pregame show we watch it on ESPN and we talk about big hits.
There's even dvds released it just big hits and they believe it plays into this what do you do.
Who's the players union president he talked about this a couple of days ago was -- to his case.
Major company in America has one individual who's responsible for the health welfare and safety.
Of the employees -- there is no chief safety officer for the National Football League.
-- we believe that it is it's the right time to engage in a discussion is whether.
The union and the league can agree on a neutral chief safety officer who can hear appeals.
Of whether or not the safety and welfare has fallen below an acceptable level of medical care.
So he's got behind this lawsuit that a lot of players they represented today and yesterday -- On the other side rich people as they -- of players that didn't save their money.
What came from nearly they didn't make a lot of money and -- look at the cash in on his multibillion dollar business and you know the other thing is.
Even myself we all know football.
It's a violent game you played as talented -- injuries people get hurt.
And when two people run into each other so -- is gonna get hurt -- here's the hypocrisy in it a little bit.
These players are complaining that that the commissioner's finding them for hits it used to be -- that are no longer legal they're getting angry about it.
At the same time they're -- the league isn't protecting me you understand the duplicity in those statements absolutely because.
They'll -- guys look at it is that hey I -- you.
I got clients had 151000 miles I don't want that -- -- -- on the flip side that you'll make that hit.
They'll get somebody else than there that won't make that him.
So it's you know.
Give -- take a little bit and I I Harken back to Alex Smith now the backup quarterback of the San Cisco 49ers they Tiffany or maybe in the eighties and seventies as his daughter when he got a head injury he might have been pressured might have been.
To go back in there after getting hit instead he takes a couple of weeks off because I got a concussion that's the new rule on that -- he would have anyway.
Guess -- what he lost his job that Colin -- predict.
He's not cashing in today he is not in the interviews today he didn't do anything wrong except for suffer a head injury.
While you know they say you don't lose your job that injured about one army.
Premeditated there a little bit and just finally you wanna say special good luck to Michael -- today one of my best friends -- brother and the hall of fame and open up -- -- that he should get the announcement most people think it's gonna get along with Bill Parcells should be a virtual lock.
To -- to the hall of fame and -- it's going to be an exciting afternoon.
Here in New Orleans absolutely and Richie go back to the voice today we'll see a package tomorrow you -- I got back to New York that's the latest on the serious part.
Of a great week here in New Orleans thanks for.