Recently, NWI Times Sports Medicine Columnist John Doherty drew on the expertise of BCC’s Litigation Practice Group Leader, Bob Parker, in writing an article on the relationship between the recent suicide of Junior Seau, and the many lawsuits filed by ex-players against the NFL over the alleged concealment of information about the relationship between head trauma and the symptoms displayed by many players after their days on the field are over. The article notes Bob’s unique qualifications as both an experienced trial attorney and a football official for over three decades, and contained both his thoughts on the litigation and the larger implications of the revelations about head trauma and its effects on the future of football at the grass-roots level.

The article appeared on p. 1 of the Sports Section of the NWI Times on Sunday, May 6, and also in its online version at