Former NFL center and two-time NFLPA president Kevin Mawae feels he doesn't need to wait and see anything. Based on his tweet Thursday, Mawae is convinced the players were shortchanged and the league got off easy.
"NFL concussion lawsuit net outcome? Big loss for the players now and the future! Estimated NFL revenue by 2025 = $27 BILLION," he tweeted.
One-time super-agent Leigh Steinberg, whose career is once again on the ascent and includes a blog, long wrestled with the inherent inequities in the violent sport of football.
"The NFL is far and away the most popular spectator sport in this country, so it has a symbolic power to lead the way on this issue," Steinberg wrote in his Thursday blog via Forbes. "Now they are free to help raise awareness and fund prevention and treatment that will save millions from an injury that affects what it means to be human."
-- Cooney, publisher of The Sports Xchange, has covered the NFL for more than five decades and is a 20-year member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.