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NFL Faces ?Mega-Lawsuit? For Hiding Brain Injury Risks; Failing To Protect Players

June 8, 2012

The NFL has been hit with several lawsuits in recent years by former football players accusing the League of hiding the long-term brain injury risks, including dementia and chronic depression. But yesterday, lawyers for more than 2,300 retired players in 86 suits joined forces to file a single "master complaint" against the League, holding them accountable not only for players who've suffered dementia, Alzheimer's, and depression linked to concussions sustained while playing, but for potential problems in players who are currently healthy. If players are right about their choice to ignore research and risk factors, the NFL could have some serious paying up to do; and should be making changes even before they're out of court. More »

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