News

17 Hall of Famers ask Goodell for help

17 Hall of Famers ask Goodell for help

17 Pro Football Hall of Famers have told Commissioner Roger Goodell they are concerned. Photo: Associated Press

Seventeen Pro Football Hall of Famers and Dave Robinson, who will be inducted this weekend, have signed a letter telling NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell they are concerned about medical care for former players and the league’s “continued denial of the link between repeated head impacts and permanent brain damage.”

The letter, signed by NFL greats including Tony Dorsett, Floyd Little, Leroy Kelly and Paul Krause, comes just a few days ahead of the Hall of Fame festivities in Canton, Ohio.

The league is being sued by about 4,200 players who say they suffer from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions, which they believe stem from on-field concussions. Ten of the letter’s signees are plaintiffs in the ongoing legal fight, including Dorsett, Kelly and Krause.

Goodell and the NFL insist that player safety has always been a top priority.

Latest Headlines

in Sports

Vikings reinstate Peterson after abuse charge

peterson

Minnesota says the star running back will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

in Music, Entertainment

Gene Simmons launching music reality show

genesimmons

The new show will pit bands against each other with Simmons deciding their fates.

in Music

Artist wants credit for Rolling Stones logo

rollingstones

Mick Jagger is believed to have dreamed up the symbol with an art student in the '70s, but an artist claims he is actually behind the design.

in Sports

SEC dominates top 15

carolina

The SEC has an unprecedented seven teams in the top 15, although none are ranked in the top two.

in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

chargers

Here is a look at the big sports news making headlines today, Monday, Sept. 15.