Some of the plaintiffs are named in more than one complaint, but the AP count did not include duplicated names in its total. The master suit contains a provision to allow other players to join it as plaintiffs and attorneys expect that to happen.
‘‘I just want the NFL to stand up and be accountable for its actions,’’ Turner said. ‘‘That is how we can prevent more people from suffering and keeping this game that has plenty of benefits. But we can make it safer and I am hoping that’s what we do.’’
Associated Press Writer Maryclaire Dale contributed to this story from Philadelphia.