Our good friend, Darren Heitner, who is the creator and publisher of the sports agent blog (www.sportsagentblog.com), posted a provocative piece today that touched on concussion law. Heitner shared the email of an attorney, Billy Conaty of Montgomery McCracken, who reached out to ex-NFL football players, who may want to join his concussion lawsuit.
The email follows below:
Hope you’re doing well, this is Billy Conaty. Like you, I am a former NFL player. I played 9 seasons on the offensive line before becoming an attorney.
You may be aware that hundreds of former players are suing the NFL for allegedly covering up what it knew about the long-term affects of concussions. It is not necessary that a player suffered a diagnosed concussion to join the lawsuit. Players who have ever had any concussion like symptoms while playing such as a headache, dizziness, disorientation, getting your bell rung, seeing stars etc., qualify to join. Many players are now experiencing post-concussion symptoms such as headaches, anxiety, depression, short-term memory loss, sleeplessness, etc. and are looking to hold the NFL accountable for their role in the alleged cover up.
If you have any interest in joining this lawsuit please let me know and I can explain further. Please feel free to call me at [Phone # redacted], or please email me with the best number to reach you.
The email is a reflection of a “land grab-like” trend, where attorneys are collecting as many plaintiffs as possible for their respective lawsuits against the NFL.