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RoanokeFan
05-03-2012, 07:22 PM
NFL FACES NEW LAWSUIT BY MORE THAN 100 FORMER PLAYERS (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl-faces-lawsuit-more-100-181158937--nfl.html;_ylt=AhWjqaSMVejfkWob6COyX7NDubYF)

"Mo"re than 100 former NFL players have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta
claiming that pro football didn't properly protect its players from
concussions.


The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include former Atlanta Falcon Jamal Anderson,
ex-Georgia star Lindsey Scott and veteran quarterback Don Majkowski.</p>


The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Georgia, claims the league
failed to protect NFL players from brain injuries linked to football-related
concussions.</p>

They are among more than 1,000 former NFL players suing the league. The cases
say not enough was done to inform players about the dangers of concussions in
the past, and not enough is done to take care of them today.</p>


The league has said any allegation that the league intentionally sought to
mislead players is without merit.</p>

THE_New_York_Giants
05-03-2012, 07:56 PM
NFL FACES NEW LAWSUIT BY MORE THAN 100 FORMER PLAYERS (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl-faces-lawsuit-more-100-181158937--nfl.html;_ylt=AhWjqaSMVejfkWob6COyX7NDubYF)

"Mo"re than 100 former NFL players have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta
claiming that pro football didn't properly protect its players from
concussions.


The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include former Atlanta Falcon Jamal Anderson,
ex-Georgia star Lindsey Scott and veteran quarterback Don Majkowski.</p>


The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Georgia, claims the league
failed to protect NFL players from brain injuries linked to football-related
concussions.</p>

They are among more than 1,000 former NFL players suing the league. The cases
say not enough was done to inform players about the dangers of concussions in
the past, and not enough is done to take care of them today.</p>


The league has said any allegation that the league intentionally sought to
mislead players is without merit.</p>



I agree with the league's defense here. It's not like they came out and said "you won't ever get injured in the NFL." The thing is that nobody knew how concussions effect people. In fact, guys still try to sneak back into games if they have concussions and even more so back in. The teams used to hide player's helmets so they couldn't go back in the game. IMHO, I've never seen the NFL mislead players about this issue.

RoanokeFan
05-03-2012, 08:43 PM
NFL FACES NEW LAWSUIT BY MORE THAN 100 FORMER PLAYERS (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl-faces-lawsuit-more-100-181158937--nfl.html;_ylt=AhWjqaSMVejfkWob6COyX7NDubYF)

"Mo"re than 100 former NFL players have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta
claiming that pro football didn't properly protect its players from
concussions.


The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include former Atlanta Falcon Jamal Anderson,
ex-Georgia star Lindsey Scott and veteran quarterback Don Majkowski.</p>


The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Georgia, claims the league
failed to protect NFL players from brain injuries linked to football-related
concussions.</p>

They are among more than 1,000 former NFL players suing the league. The cases
say not enough was done to inform players about the dangers of concussions in
the past, and not enough is done to take care of them today.</p>


The league has said any allegation that the league intentionally sought to
mislead players is without merit.</p>



I agree with the league's defense here. It's not like they came out and said "you won't ever get injured in the NFL." The thing is that nobody knew how concussions effect people. In fact, guys still try to sneak back into games if they have concussions and even more so back in. The teams used to hide player's helmets so they couldn't go back in the game. IMHO, I've never seen the NFL mislead players about this issue.

The former players association was snubbed by the NFLPA during the CBA process. They want to be heard and now they've gotten everyone's attention.