Perhaps Wednesday’s 15-minute meeting followed by a press conference featuring Commissioner Roger Goodell and Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) won’t be a dog-and-pony show, after all. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Senator Durbin will meet on Thursday with two of the lawyers representing former players in the concussion lawsuits, in the hopes of getting information from former players about bounties.
Specifically, Senator Durbin will meet with Michael Hausfeld of Haufeld LLP and Pam Gilbert of Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuce LLP at 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday. Durbin hopes to eventually speak to former players with knowledge of the league’s “bounty culture,” in order to determine whether the league’s public stance meshes with reality.
Per the source, Hausfeld will be providing Durbin with a list of former players who are willing to speak “confidentially” about bounties.
Hausfeld also plans to discuss the NFL concussion issue, along with complaints about the NFL Players Association.