Political consultant and longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone has been spreading conspiracy theories and falsehoods about the landmark $1 billion NFL concussion settlement with retired players suffering from the effects of brain trauma, alleges Christopher Seeger, the lead attorney for the former players, BuzzFeed News reports.
Stone, says Seeger in court papers filed this week, is working with Patrick Tighe, an attorney representing another group of former NFL players, to spread disinformation.
"Indeed, throughout the implementation of the settlement, Mr. Tighe has actively sought all flavors of the media spotlight, and has been an active collaborator with various Internet sites and 'media' sources in spreading conspiracy theories and falsehoods about the settlement," Seeger wrote.
Stone, who pleaded not guilty this week to charges he lied to Congress about his contact with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election, since January 2018 has written about the NFL settlement and talked about the 2015 litigation during segments on the conspiracy website Infowars.
He has said the NFL allowed the kneeling protests to take the spotlight from the settlement process, as only a handful of former players have received payouts.
He denied Seeger's account and told BuzzFeed: "I have written two long detailed pieces for The Daily Caller on this issue. I strongly suggest you read them. I am paid by no one. The opinions expressed are mine. 88 percent of the injured players are African American – 16 percent of claims have been paid. It's a racist disgrace!"