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Frank Wycheck: I’m doing worse than most, and concussion settlement gives me nothing

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Pro Football Talk, Jul 8, 2014.

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    Frank Wycheck says that concussions stemming from an 11-year NFL career have left him with serious symptoms, and he’ll get nothing from the settlement to the concussion lawsuit.

    Wycheck, who played in Washington, Houston and Tennessee from 1993 to 2003, estimates he had 15 to 25 concussions. He now says he has migraines, memory loss and depression.

    But he has not been diagnosed with any of the cognitive impairments that make players eligible to collect from the settlement while they’re still living. Only players who have been diagnosed with early dementia, moderate dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or ALS are eligible to collect.

    “Let’s keep the window dressing off of it as far as having a parade and a standing ovation for it,” Wycheck told the Tennessean. “I know how bad I have been suffering, and I am not eligible to receive a dime. . . . I find it hard to believe there will be a lot of guys eligible for it because there’s not a lot of guys worse than me.”

    It is possible that Wycheck has Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, which has been diagnosed in the brains of dozens of deceased former players, many of whom complained of symptoms similar to the symptoms Wycheck is describing. But with CTE, the concussion settlement only provides for players’ estates to collect after they die.

    Wycheck believes he should be entitled to something based on what he’s going through right now. But under the terms of the settlement, Wycheck isn’t suffering from anything that would allow him to collect.



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  2. 520

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    But wtf man you got paid millions of dollars
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    WTF seriously I feel for the guy.

    He has been good to our city while playing and after.

    But damn dude you got paid millions and you are crying about a concussion settlement?

    Maybe it is a matter of principal to Frank.

    I hope anyway. I support him if that's is it.
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    Sure sounds like those concussions turned him into a WHINY LIL *****
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    Just so everyone knows, but a million really equals around 700k

    Thanks Uncle Sam
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    But i bet he took home millions over the course of his career
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    I really hope so, for his sake
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    His contract with the Titans was 15 million over six years.

    He played out the entire contract.

    If he only got half of that Frank should be doing fine.


    He also had an initial contract with the Redskins that I can't find the numbers for but he was drafted in the sixth round and the Titans had him under a short contract for a little bit of money before he got his big deal.

    Frank had money unless he blew it.

    He also had a few endorsements and works for Titans radio which I'm sure gives him a comfortable check.
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    Be did sell his $1.6 million dollar house in Franklin a couple years ago and went through a divorce.

    His ex wife probably got half of whatever he had.
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