Almost 700 Former NFL Players Seek Big Bucks from California for Football Injuries

Wow!  The California gravy train is worse than I thought.  Its workers compensation insurance system pays former pro football players big bucks for injuries sustained playing pro football if the player is now a California resident, but was not a resident during the player’s career if the player played one game in California.  Los Angeles Times:  “About 700 former N.F.L. players are pursuing cases in California, according to state records, with most of them in line to receive routine lump-sum settlements of about $100,000 to $200,000.”  In what may be a new way to get money from California, Dr. Eleanor Perfetto has filed a claim on behalf of her husband, Ralph Wenzel, asking the state to compensate him for his dementia allegedly caused by playing in the NFL from 1966 – 1973.


One Comment

  1. Sue April 22, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Really??? is this true? 700 is a big number… what is the government’s reply to this? this is ridiculous! i’ll check back again and see if you have more info….

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