Ex-Bronco Ben Hamilton says concussion litigation is no cash-grab
Former Denver Broncos offensive guard Ben Hamilton denied that his objection along with six other players to a concussion litigation settlement is a pure money grab.
Hamilton says the $765 million settlement for 4,500 former players simply isn't enough to help the players adequately..
"It's not necessarily an adequate settlement in that they're not recognizing these other effects of traumatic brain injuries," Hamilton told the Denver Post. "It's complicated stuff when you're talking about the brain. People learn a little bit more about it every day. These seven people are not going for a money grab. It's more about awareness, identifying some of the affects from concussions that's just not about the debilitating stuff."
Besides Hamilton, the other NFL players who objected include: Sean Morey, Alan Faneca, Robert Royal, Rock Cartwright, Jeff Rohrer and Sean Considine.
Hamilton says he's dealing with memory issues along with sleep problems, irritability and moodiness.
"I do have stuff," Hamilton said. "Cognitively, I feel pretty good. But there are secondary effects that I had no idea I would be dealing with in this part of my life."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun