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Wolf
12-23-2011, 09:42 PM
MIAMI (AP)—Nearly two dozen former NFL players are suing the league over severe and permanent brain damage they say is linked to concussions suffered on the job.

The complaint filed Thursday in Miami follows a similar one in Atlanta earlier this week. It is the latest in a series of recent lawsuits against the NFL by ex-players.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of ex-Miami Dolphins teammates Patrick Surtain, Oronde Gadsden and 19 other players. It accuses the NFL of deliberately omitting or concealing years of evidence linking concussions to long-term neurological problems.

The NFL denies the charges and says player safety has long been a priority.

The players claim the NFL made misrepresentations about the seriousness of their injuries “with the intent of inducing NFL players, including Plaintiffs, to return to play as soon as physically possible after having suffered a football-related concussion and to promote an aggressive style of football that would attract viewers.”

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-nflconcussions-miami

Wolf6151
12-23-2011, 09:59 PM
While I feel bad for any ex-player that may be currently suffering from neurological problems I can't help but think that they were very well paid, knew of the dangers, and were eager to get back on the field as soon as possible. This seems like a bunch of veteran players with money issues looking for another pay check because they see that their's alot more money in the NFL today than when they played and they found an unscrupulous lawyer to file for them.

dream_team
12-23-2011, 11:01 PM
Now you see why all the new rules regarding helmet to helmet. NFL simply covering their asses.

kastofsna
12-29-2011, 09:56 AM
While I feel bad for any ex-player that may be currently suffering from neurological problems I can't help but think that they were very well paid, knew of the dangers, and were eager to get back on the field as soon as possible. This seems like a bunch of veteran players with money issues looking for another pay check because they see that their's alot more money in the NFL today than when they played and they found an unscrupulous lawyer to file for them.

i'd say it's more that there's a bunch of veteran players who are seeing double vision and can't remember their phone numbers. the players actually DIDN'T really know about the inherent dangers, as the NFL lied to the players about it, and that's what this lawsuit is about.