With the opening of the regular 2018 NFL season upon us, there is a scandal surrounding the NFL that is far more egregious than whether protesting players kneel during the national anthem.
I am referring to the NFL’s systematic failure to live up to the terms of their January 2017 settlement with brain-injured players in the NFL Concussion Class Action Lawsuit. The NFL’s liability is estimated to be between $1.5 and $2 billion.
In fact, the NFL is probably happy to have players kneel during our national anthem because it distracts from their duplicitous strategy: to have retired players die off or give up on trying to collect on the promises the NFL made when they settled the lawsuit against the multi-billion-dollar league.
That 80 percent of the injured players are Black and 82 percent of their claims remain unpaid are facts the NFL does not want you to know.
“Promises made. Promises kept,” is not a popular phrase in the NFL.