I can’t wait to watch it all go down as one of the sport’s biggest fans. I’m also looking forward to evolving my own surfing in new ways, visiting unfamiliar places and taking on different experiences. I will be competing at the opening event at home on the Gold Coast and then wrapping things up at the Rip Curl Pro.
More bad news for the beleaguered Connecticut Sun, which finished the season 13 21, last place in the WNBA’s Eastern Conference: Chiney Ogwumike, the league’s rookie of the year and the team’s leading scorer (15.5 points) and rebounder (8.5), had surgery on her knee and will be out for six months. That would bring her back in late July, two months into the season. Ogwumike was playing in Italy over the winter..
Retired NFL players who sued the league over on the field concussions have overwhelmingly accepted a multimillion dollar settlement despite serious misgivings about some of the terms, lawyers representing the players said on Tuesday. District Judge Anita Brody granted preliminary approval to the deal in June after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on payments. Brody refused to sign off on the earlier deal because she worried the money set aside by the NFL would be insufficient.Under the revised terms, payments of up to $5 million will be guaranteed to any retired player who develops the neurological impairments, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, widely known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.Payments will be based on a formula that considers years played in the league and the players’ age at diagnosis.”It is nowhere near the deal it should be,” Jason Luckasevic, an attorney who filed the first concussion case against the NFL, told Reuters.Despite the concerns, Luckasevic estimated that only two dozen of his 525 clients would opt out of the deal, freeing them to sue the NFL on their own.Despite the widespread acceptance, there remain pockets of serious concern.One group of players has asked to modify the deal, arguing it arbitrarily cuts off payments to those who are diagnosed with a condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which is caused by repeated blows to the head and can lead to aggression and dementia.Under the current deal, the NFL will pay $4 million to the families of men who died from CTE before July 7, 2014.
“The playmakers at the top of this draft, it’s not just a couple guys. There are three offensive tackles that could go in the top 10. There are three quarterbacks that could go in the top 10,” he said. He told her she could continue going to school, but was to have no contact with her girlfriend. I went to the school and spoke to them, let them know what was going on, I wanted to make sure there was no issues or problems. It is Kate’s senior year, she only had a few months until graduation and we wanted her to finish.