Skip to comments.Ex-Players: NFL Illegally Used Drugs
Posted on 05/20/2014 9:41:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that numbed their injuries for games and led to medical complications down the road.
The drug lawsuit names eight players, including three members of the NFL champion 1985 Chicago Bears: Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent, offensive lineman Keith Van Horne, and quarterback Jim McMahon. Lawyers seek class-action status, and they say in the filing that more than 500 other former players have signed on to the lawsuit.
McMahon says in the lawsuit that he suffered a broken neck and ankle during his career but rather than sitting out, he received medications and was pushed back on to the field. Team doctors and trainers never told him about the injuries, according to the lawsuit.
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NFL should have been more generous with that pension.
you know...The NFL might have even encouraged steroid use as well. Just a hunch I haZ...
The NBA, the NFL,...it’s a glorious time to be a sports attorney!
I shudda gone to law school.
Why didn’t they complain when it happened?
Someone can’t take advantage of you if you don’t let them.
I despise Roger Goodell. The timing of this......couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.
Why didnt they complain when it happened?
More likely they didn’t understand the long-term effects of these drugs because they were football players, not doctors, smart-ass.
More likely they didnt understand the long-term effects of these drugs because they were football players, not doctors, smart-ass.
Not exactly complicated what happens when you play injured on painkillers. You don’t need to be a “Dr.” to guess you might hurt yourself even more.
Coach Bud Kilmer: [to the trainer, at halftime in the trainer's room, with Wendell on the table] Give him the shot!
Mox: If you give him that shot, you can find yourself another f**king quarterback.
Coach Bud Kilmer: You about ready to lose that scholarship, boy?
Mox: If it keeps that needle out of his leg? Absolutely.
Coach Bud Kilmer: Good.
Mox: F**k it, I'm out.
Yeah, it’s truly shocking that there is still no HGH test in the NFL. The test the NFL wants to use uses a control population to get normal levels...of NFL players. So the population that is already riddled with HGH will decide what constitutes elevated levels. Even that weak sauce is too tough for the union.
Meno to players:
No one forced you to swallow pills.
No one forced you to play football.
Now go f**k yourself pussies