Russell Okung has played in the NFL for 3 teams over the course of his 9 year career.
An offensive tackle and NFL Players Association committee member, Okung says the league has used several tactics involving their doctors to delay and at times deny payments to players dealing with life challenging ailments from playing football.
The NFL concussion settlement in Jan 2017 was supposed to deliver justice in the form of financial compensation for retired players affected by hazardous work conditions. 2 yrs later, justice remains delayed. Let’s review how the NFL has avoided paying settlement claims. [THREAD]
— Russell Okung (@RussellOkung) April 12, 2019
In his twitter breakdown he alleges there have been nearly 1,500 dementia claims, of which only 11% have been paid.
Flip the page for the rest of Okung’s tweets which detail the nefarious lengths the NFL has resorted to instead of paying ex-players.