Attorney: NFL Concussion Lawsuits Represent "Tip of the Iceberg"
April 26 (Bloomberg Law) — In the wake of the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal in which players, coaches and staffers paid players bonuses for injuring their opponents, some are wondering if the National Football League and its franchises are doing enough to protect its players. Attorney Steve Olenick from SNR Denton represents professional athletes and thinks that the entire episode could lead to numerous additional lawsuits from current and former players against the NFL and its teams over whether adequate protections were put in place to avoid injuries and long term health problems associated with concussions. Steve also discusses the legal implications of the new collective bargaining agreement for incoming NFL rookies and how it will impact their pay. He talks to Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia.