ATLANTA -- Some former NFL players say in a new federal lawsuit that brain injuries have left them struggling with medical problems years after their playing days ended.
Jamal Lewis, Dorsey Levens, Fulton Kuykendall and Ryan Stewart filed the lawsuit against the National Football League and NFL Properties LLC this week in U.S. District Court in Atlanta.
The players maintain the NFL knew as early as the 1920s of the potential for concussions to harm its players.
"The NFL has done everything in its power to hide the issue and mislead players concerning the risks associated with concussions," the players maintain in the lawsuit.
The above is only part of the story. Click the link for the entire story. This is exactly the reason why the NFL has instituted these new rules that everyone is up in arms about. We live in a litigious society, and ewhile veryone of the players in the lawsuit implicitly knew what football might do to their brain and body after they were done playing they are unwilling to take responsibility for it - especially when they can find an attorney willing to sue the very rich league on their behalf.
It makes me wonder if, as a part of the new CBA, there is now hold harmless language in players contracts that may not have been there before.