Attorneys: Retired NFL players victimized by predatory lenders, advisers

Hundreds of retired NFL players have been preyed upon by unscrupulous lenders and advisers seeking a slice of a nearly $1 billion concussion settlement, the players’ attorneys said Tuesday in federal court in Philadelphia, the New York Times reported.

The claims stem from the settlement the former players agreed to that provides up to $5 million to players with dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other serious neurological conditions related to trauma sustained while playing football.

Olsen had surgery on Monday to repair the fifth metatarsal on his right foot, which Panthers head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion called “a Jones fracture.” Olsen had a screw inserted to repair the fracture.

Olsen was trying to cut during a second-quarter play against the Bills when he “felt something” in his foot. Next Sunday’s game against the Saints will be the first game the 11-year veteran will miss since his rookie season with the Bears. Olsen has been selected to three straight Pro Bowls after becoming the first tight end in NFL history with three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

“The only thing that he has to do now is heal,” Vermillion said. “I know Nike NFL Jerseys China Greg will be around and he’ll be involved. He’s a team guy. He’ll try to do Personalized Cheap Jerseys everything he can to help this team continue to win.”

Rookie fullback Alex Armah was promoted from the practice squad to take Olsen’s spot on the active roster.

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