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A critic of concussion litigation, Deion Sanders seeks compensation for head injuries

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Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders has suggested that half the players who have sued the NFL for concussions are making a money grab.  Sanders is now making what some would call a money grab.

The Los Angeles Times has obtained documents relating to the workers’ compensation claim made by Sanders in California.  The paperwork includes cognitive impairment among a total collection of 13 different injuries that has left him, in the opinion of four doctors, 86 percent impaired.

“The game is a safe game, the equipment is better,” Sanders has said.  “I don’t buy all these guys coming back with these concussions.  I’m not buying all that.  Half these guys are trying to make money off the deal.  That’s real talk.  That’s really how it is.  I wish they’d be honest and tell the truth because it’s keeping kids away from our game.”

Sanders didn’t file a concussion lawsuit, and now he won’t have to do so in order to obtain a chunk of the $675 million concussion compensation fund.  If he can persuade the independent doctors that Deion has a severe cognitive impairment, he’ll be eligible for payment.  It’s another reason why some of the players who filed suit against the league will resent the men who didn’t join in the effort, but who will now be able to join in the recovery.

Meanwhile, Sanders will keep trying to persuade the powers-that-be in California that he deserves compensation for head trauma and 12 other injuries.

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31 Responses to “A critic of concussion litigation, Deion Sanders seeks compensation for head injuries”
  1. sarcasm says: Sep 7, 2013 9:53 PM

    He’s not 86% impaired, he’s just dumb.

  2. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Sep 7, 2013 9:54 PM

    A more sympathetic plaintiff you will never find.

  3. 69finfan says: Sep 7, 2013 9:55 PM

    Dolphin fan since 1969 here and I have banged my head against the wall, a lot over the last 13 years and many of my friends say I have cognitive impairment. Surely, I can join in this as well.

  4. barbeaux says: Sep 7, 2013 10:01 PM

    He’s such an idiot….this, his shady “prep school,” criticizing very one else. He needs to just go away.

  5. natijim235 says: Sep 7, 2013 10:04 PM

    deion is a $ grabber

  6. robforman says: Sep 7, 2013 10:11 PM

    How did someone who never tackled anybody get a head injury?

  7. theoriginalbvan says: Sep 7, 2013 10:12 PM

    The Neon be dimmin’ !

  8. kirkvanhauten says: Sep 7, 2013 10:30 PM

    I think one listen to his album should be all the evidence you need.

  9. sfniners4life says: Sep 7, 2013 10:36 PM

    I’m guessing next you hear how he behind in child support to.

  10. asublimeday says: Sep 7, 2013 10:37 PM

    Sanders has been and always will be a turd.

  11. tinopuno says: Sep 7, 2013 10:39 PM

    He may not be the biggest phony that ever played in the NFL. But he certainly lives in the neighborhood.

  12. hendeeze says: Sep 7, 2013 10:45 PM

    “Mu$t be the money” – Neon Deon

  13. thetroofishere says: Sep 7, 2013 10:46 PM

    He definitely has brain issues to leave his perfect 10 wife, Pilar Sanders. Go ahead, Google her name and tell me his isn’t crazy for leaving her.

  14. irishgary says: Sep 7, 2013 10:50 PM

    he was retarded when he was born.

  15. asublimeday says: Sep 7, 2013 10:51 PM

    I’m guessing next you hear how he behind in child support to.

    Was this English?

  16. thebigtim2012 says: Sep 7, 2013 11:01 PM

    He could have claimed this from pop warner. He’s always been impaired

  17. tlow97 says: Sep 8, 2013 1:09 AM

    Isn’t physical contact sort of a prerequisite to getting concussed?

  18. lowtalker says: Sep 8, 2013 7:06 AM

    How can you have concussion issues if you never tackled anyone or just ran out of bounds before anyone could tackle you on, say, a punt return.

    it would be real hard to measure any brain damage anyway with him. after all, if your baseline beginning point is zero, you cannot go much lower.

  19. diehardpanther says: Sep 8, 2013 7:34 AM

    His dumb black ass was born 85% impaired!

  20. jayhawk6 says: Sep 8, 2013 8:17 AM

    Given the way Deion avoided contact, it’s no surprise he has an 86% rating.

  21. bubba703 says: Sep 8, 2013 8:31 AM

    Perhaps Neon Deion should google the word hypocrite.

  22. crubenst says: Sep 8, 2013 8:43 AM

    The funny part is that the NFL is done. They pay a set lump sum. They could care less how it gets divided up. Now its just gonna be all the money grabbers fighting amongst themselves for a bigger share. Ha!

  23. starderup says: Sep 8, 2013 9:02 AM

    One just has to listen to him for a few minutes to know he is impaired.
    He was great in his prime, though.

  24. 80wise says: Sep 8, 2013 10:45 AM

    Wrong sport you knucklehead. He should be going after MLB for all the flyballs he took off of his head.

  25. wheels579 says: Sep 8, 2013 11:19 AM

    Deion would tell you it’s a “business decision.”

  26. ahawkalypse says: Sep 8, 2013 1:42 PM

    Explains why he’s terrible on camera and maybe explains why 99% of ex athletes are terrible commentators. Maybe as said above they are just dumb.

  27. milodog512 says: Sep 8, 2013 3:44 PM

    Deion has a WCAB hearing this Wednesday, 9/11 in Santa Ana at 8:30. We’ll soon learn what type of a money grabber he is (or isn’t).

  28. memphisyinzer says: Sep 8, 2013 4:56 PM

    It’s only a matter if time until the rest of the ghetto crew (Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp) join in. Those 3 are the biggest phonies the NFL has ever created. The best thing Inside The NFL did was to drop Sapp. The 3 of them make Rodman look like a genius.

  29. wtfruthinkn says: Sep 8, 2013 9:52 PM

    So what will it be Deion? Cognitive impairment or just stupidity? Both!

  30. musicman495 says: Sep 9, 2013 5:12 AM

    How do we know the impairment did not happen while he was batting .200 in the major leagues, or making horrible videos with Hammer?

    The quintessential Cowboy. Maybe he can use the money he stole from Dan Snyder to pay for his care. Or ask his buddy Jerrah for a loan.

  31. moseszd says: Sep 10, 2013 9:29 PM

    How did he ever get a concussion. It’s not like tackled anyone who hadn’t fallen down first.

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