Lawsuit: NFL Tough Guys Practice and Play Doped Up on Painkillers

This article lays out the scientific evidence that the Negroid race has a lower pain threshold than other races. It turns out that women are also more sensitive to pain than men.

The subject of this post is the lawsuit brought by National Football League (NFL) players against the 32 NFL teams over excessive use of painkillers and other prescription drugs.

There’s nothing in the documents relating to the greater need for drugs by black players when compared to white players. Yet, it is reasonable to harbor suspicions that the blacks are driving teams to violate drug laws so that these alleged tough guys can be on the field on game day.

Excerpt from the Washington Post

National Football League teams violated federal laws governing prescription drugs, disregarded guidance from the Drug Enforcement Administration on how to store, track, transport and distribute controlled substances, and plied their players with powerful painkillers and anti-inflammatories each season, according to sealed court documents contained in a federal lawsuit filed by former players.

The sealed material, which was reviewed by The Washington Post, provides a rare look into the league’s relationship with drugs and how team doctors manage the pain inherent in a bruising sport to keep players on the field.

Federal law lays out strict guidelines for how teams can handle and dispense prescription drugs. The sealed court filing, which includes testimony and documents by team and league medical personnel, describes multiple instances in which team and league officials were made aware of abuses, record-keeping problems and even violations of federal law and were either slow in responding or failed to comply.

The filing, which was prepared by lawyers for the players suing the league, asserts that “every doctor deposed so far . . . has testified that they violated one or more” federal drug laws and regulations “while serving in their capacity as a team doctor.” Anthony Yates, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ team doctor and past president of the NFL Physicians Society, testified in a deposition that “a majority of clubs as of 2010 had trainers controlling and handling prescription medications and controlled substances when they should not have,” the filing states.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the allegations contained in the court filing “are meritless and the league and its clubs will continue to vigorously defend these claims.”

“The NFL clubs and their medical staffs are all in compliance with the Controlled Substances Act,” McCarthy said in an email. “. . . The NFL clubs and their medical staffs continue to put the health and safety of our players first, providing all NFL players with the highest quality medical care. Any claim or suggestion to the contrary is simply wrong.”

The details and communications were unearthed by lawyers representing more than 1,800 former professional football players who are suing the league in U.S. District Court in northern California, claiming they suffer long-term organ and joint damage, among other maladies, as a result of improper and deceptive drug distribution practices by NFL teams.

The material was collected by the players’ attorneys as part of the discovery process in the case. The attorneys redacted large portions of the 127-page complaint because both parties had agreed to do so under a court-approved protective order, sealing it from public view. The Post was able to review the redacted information because of an apparent technical error in the filing process but not some of the supporting exhibits and documents.

The filing solely reflects the ex-players’ claims against the NFL’s 32 teams, presenting their legal arguments and evidence to the court. Steven Silverman, the plaintiffs’ attorney, said he could not comment.

The court filing reveals that the teams dispensed painkillers and prescription-strength anti-inflammatories in numbers far beyond anything previously acknowledged or made public. In the calendar year of 2012, for example, the average team prescribed nearly 5,777 doses of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and 2,213 doses of controlled medications to its players, according to a March 2013 internal document from Lawrence Brown, the NFL-employed medical adviser who oversees its drug issues.

The article goes on in great, but unnecessary detail, although fans of the teams named in the Post article may find their team’s drug use stories to be interesting.

Race is real. Pain is real. In the NFL the intersection of pain and race occurs everyday. If white fans lose respect for their black heroes, so much the better. If somebody goes to jail or is fined under the RICO statutes than the NFL swamp may be drained a bit.

3 thoughts on “Lawsuit: NFL Tough Guys Practice and Play Doped Up on Painkillers

  1. Who would have thought that professional sport, TV, advertising and gambling would ever lead to corruption and abuse of doctor prescriptions for the team players? Not even mentioning ‘roids and so on which are needed to build massive muscleman bodies which look good on TV. Roids often lead to early death, as with pro wrestlers.

    • Just an opinion, but I think the black presence has corrupted sports more than it used to be. To me, it’s amusing that these big tough guys need constant injections and pills to keep playing. They are not the supermen the media makes them out to be.

  2. It’s a huge problem in SOCOM to

    You get busted up all the time, damn near everyday of work punishes your body, but the drive to never let your crew down, to be there for them everytime their ass is on the line, gets you back on missions before you are fully recovered, so your out there, running pain killers for way longer then you should and you get dope sick when you stop taking them.

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    Roids don’t lead to early death, and are legal in most nations. Those wrestlers were also on pain meds, anti depression meds and recreational drugs. Those are the killers

    When the usa made steroids a schedule 3 substances, there was 0 medical studies to back up Congress’s hype.

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    People should be careful not to speak out on topics they don’t fully understand

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