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07:14 AM ET 09.06 | The NFL may have settled a concussion lawsuit, but the concussions in football aren't going to end with it. Some former players who are hurting will get some needed help quickly, but the line of hurting players won't stop. It is endless. So there is something else that is endless, and won't stop, too: The lawsuits. Three former college players have now filed suit against the NCAA for what they say was negligence in protecting them from concussions. ... [These] three former college players -- Chris Walker and Ben Martin, who played for Tennessee from 2007-2011, and Dan Ahern, who played for North Carolina State in the 1970s -- figure to be just the beginning of this class-action suit, too. Can this suit grow and grow like the NFL suit, with hundreds joining in? Thousands?

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September 6, 2013  07:29 AM ET

There are many more players at the collegiate level than the professional level, so yeah, makes sense.

September 6, 2013  08:27 AM ET

Former Gator Bait!!!

September 6, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

There are many more players at the collegiate level than the professional level, so yeah, makes sense.

The beginning of the end of cfb as we know it

September 6, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The beginning of the end of cfb as we know it

Agree, and football at all levels.
Time to switch to Rugby, a rugged sport but apparently without football's life-altering injury issues?

September 6, 2013  09:25 AM ET

They're just mad for getting destroyed by Alabama every year they were playing for Tennessee!!!

September 6, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Agree, and football at all levels.Time to switch to Rugby, a rugged sport but apparently without football's life-altering injury issues?

BSB, your opinion on rugby as a replacement for football, please?


This oughtta be goooooood....

September 6, 2013  09:31 AM ET

I think this is all a bunch of bull shat, its just greedy players wanting more money, you cant tell me that when these guys came into college they didn't know they were going to get concussions, they better go after there high schools too because i'm sure just about every football player has had at least one concussion before they even got to college, by the time they get to the nfl....teams have payed them plenty its one of the highest paying occupations in the world and when that's your job you are fully aware of the risks and yeah sure those risks(injuries of all kinds) are scary but just about every job in the world has some sort of risk and trust me there are more dangerous jobs than football

September 6, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Note to players: learn to make a fundamental tackle and you won't get hurt as much.

Crashing into each other as hard as possible will get you on the highlight reel, but it will most likely land you in the doctor's office later on.

September 6, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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... they better go after there high schools too because i'm sure just about every football player has had at least one concussion before they even got to college ...

Yep, I had a concussion in HS, broken nose, cracked face bone (facemasks didn't cover much back then), broken finger from breaking up a pass, etc. The broken nose/cracked face bone required 5 surgeries years later as an adult once complications set in. I never once thought about finding a lawyer.

September 6, 2013  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I think this is all a bunch of bull shat, its just greedy players wanting more money, you cant tell me that when these guys came into college they didn't know they were going to get concussions, they better go after there high schools too because i'm sure just about every football player has had at least one concussion before they even got to college, by the time they get to the nfl....teams have payed them plenty its one of the highest paying occupations in the world and when that's your job you are fully aware of the risks and yeah sure those risks(injuries of all kinds) are scary but just about every job in the world has some sort of risk and trust me there are more dangerous jobs than football

Agree. Football players know the risk when they play, and if they choose to still play and they get injured then they need to do like everyone else when they are injured. Deal with it as best they can and try and recover as much as possible. Don't get me wrong I hate to see talented young men with promising careers injured, but it is a part of the game.

September 6, 2013  10:32 AM ET

Workin', workin', workin' soon to be workin' not.

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September 6, 2013  10:46 AM ET
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I don't recall leather helmets ever having facemasks?

Rude to a fellow Horn. -5 style points.

September 6, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Agree, and football at all levels.Time to switch to Rugby, a rugged sport but apparently without football's life-altering injury issues?

Pads are for menstruating women.

Helmets cause tacklers to lead with their head. Proper tackling techniques lowers the risk of head injuries. Also there are no first downs so there is not the fight for the extra yard.

The only equipment I ever needed was compression shorts, rugby jersey, rugby shorts, rugby ball, and goal posts.

September 6, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Pads are for menstruating women.Helmets cause tacklers to lead with their head. Proper tackling techniques lowers the risk of head injuries. Also there are no first downs so there is not the fight for the extra yard.The only equipment I ever needed was compression shorts, rugby jersey, rugby shorts, rugby ball, and goal posts.

I forgot about cleats those are important. More Important than the jersey.

September 6, 2013  10:56 AM ET

Can anyone say flag football soon?

September 6, 2013  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The only equipment I ever needed was compression shorts, rugby jersey, rugby shorts, rugby ball, and goal posts.

No cup?!?!

September 6, 2013  12:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

No cup?!?!

Anatomically, he doesn't need one

September 6, 2013  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Anatomically, he doesn't need one

Freak pre-puberty gator accident relieved him of the need for pads (see #14), or a cup.

Bless his heart...

 
September 6, 2013  12:23 PM ET
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Freak pre-puberty gator accident relieved him of the need for pads (see #14), or a cup.Bless his heart...

TMI right there, folks.

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