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Posted on 12/23/2011 7:10:08 AM PST by Libloather
Four ex-players sue NFL alleging brain damage
Reuters 16 hrs ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four former National Football League players, including two Pro Bowl players, sued the league over brain injuries that they say left them facing medical problems years after their careers ended.
Dorsey Levens and Jamal Lewis, both named to the annual All-Star Pro Bowl, as well as Fulton Kuykendall and Ryan Stewart, filed the lawsuit against the National Football League and NFL Properties LLC on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta.
The suits are the latest in a series filed against the NFL in recent months by former players who say the league did not do enough to protect them from concussions.
The Atlanta suit alleges the NFL knew as early as the 1920s of the potential for concussions but only made them public in 2010.
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Not if you're looking to collect some money.
Could this be the beginning of the end of football?
...biting my tongue.
Full Disclosure: Want to find out more about second-strike injury and the possibility of diffuse axonal injury.
No cheers, unfortunately.
...oh, and Merry Christmas!
...then change the rules so they won't get hurt, all the while denying that there are any meaningful differences between men and woman.
How do they know the brain injuries didn’t start in high school and college football?
First off they assumed the risk. Second, any such claim they would have would be regulated by State workers compensation statutes.
Welfare begging bums. Spent all dae money on hos and crack, and now want some mo better cash.
This issue won’t go away
LOL! Nice to see a league that kisses Hussein’s backside, and pushes a potential owner like Rush Limbaugh out the door, get some flack.
There’s always flag football../S
I had to do a double take on your username. Man, was this thread ever made for you!
A quick search of Wikipedia shows that Lewis was just sued for a bad loan...$660k...guess he could use the money.
I’m sorry, but I didn’t see where the NFL required that all of these players enter the draft, sign a contract, and assume the risks of the game... they did so voluntarily knowing the risks of injury.
I’m afraid the NFL will do to football what NASCAR did to racing. They’re going to make it two hand touch when all is said and done.
It becomes a federal issue since they cross state lines to play games.
Who forced them into football?
Can’t speak for the other players, but being a coke head might have had a little something to do with Lewis’ scrambles thought processes.
What difference does it make when the NFL knew taking hits in the head can give you brain damage.
All of these guy have watched Cassious Clay fights.
They were all overpaid to accept the rick, and I would argue that if you went back and studie their High School and College exams they were Dane Bramaged long before their careers started.
They are just looking for another pay day.
Next the players with Arthritis will blame their shoulder and back, and knee problems on the game, and start looking for their pay check.
You took the checks, don’t cry now.