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NFL players take stand, sue NFL over concussion issue


The NFL players have finally decided to strike back at the league, accusing the NFL of concealing information linking football-related injuries to long-term brain damage in a suit filed this morning by more than 2,000 former players.

According to this ABC News report, the former players allege that the “NFL exacerbated the health risk by promoting the game’s violence” and “deliberately and fraudulently” misled players about the link between concussions and long-term brain injuries.

The NFL denies the claims, saying, “Any allegation that the NFL intentionally sought to mislead players has no merit.”


Are you kidding?they know this is #football right? Does this mean i can sue my kids for stretch marks?

— Liz Clark-Taylor (@stellaluna02) June 7, 2012

I think one of the stipulations of the NFL concussions law suit should be removal of Goodell…or at least the creation of checks/balances

— Kris Ho Kim (@Kris_Ae) June 7, 2012

All this focus on concussions in the NFL makes me wonder about the more fragmented, less visible College Football programs

— Brad Hunstable (@bhunstable) June 7, 2012

This is ridiculous. RT @BreakingNews: More than 2,000 former NFL players plan to file lawsuit against league on concussions

— Blake Selover (@BlakeSelover) June 7, 2012

If concussions are being blamed for former NFL player suicides, why haven't we seen more cases with former professional boxers?

— Drew (@MasterDroo) June 7, 2012

Former NFL players suing the league cause of concussions…in related news NHL players are suing the league cause the ice is cold

— Stuart Horne (@Coach_Stu_Horne) June 7, 2012

2k frm NFL plyrs filing complaint about concussions. Like a Nascr drvr cmplning about wrecks, fireman smelling smoke, cops suing donutshop

— scottaphillips (@scottaphillips) June 7, 2012

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