Ex-NFL Players Appealing $765M Concussion Deal’s Approval

Source: Associated Press via Fox Business New PHILADELPHIA –  Seven former professional football players are challenging a tentative class action settlement of NFL concussion claims. Their appeal echoes their previous complaints some players won’t be fairly compensated under the settlement, which would cover nearly 20,000 retired players for 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody has granted preliminary approval …

Three Leagues, 92 Teams And Only One Black Principal Owner

Source: Mona Chalabi/FiveThirtyEight Richard Lapchick, director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida, has collated and published statistics on the demographics of most major sports leagues. In October, Lapchick published data on diversity in the NBA, the NFL and MLB in 2013. We’ve pulled the numbers to show how the diversity of the NBA’s ownership structure …

NFL Stars Charities Flagged for Mismangement

Superstar running back Chris Johnson  and other Tennessee Titans’ player’s charities have been hit with allegations of inefficiency, waste, and non-compliance with non-profit law.  In an investigative news report by Nashville’s NewsChannel5 entitled, “Questions Raised By Some Titans Players’ Charities,”  reporter Jennifer Kraus states that many of the player’s “foundations have failed to register with the IRS or file the …