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2,000+ Former Players to Sue NFL Over Brain Damage


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More than 2,000 former NFL players plan to file a lawsuit this morning in Philadelphia, accusing the league of concealing information linking football-related injuries to long-term brain damage.

In the biggest sports lawsuit ever, 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."

But with some of the sport's household names now revealing the human price paid for all those on-field heroics, this lawsuit could change football forever.

"It's America's favorite sport and its favorite athletes and now we're hearing about the dark side," USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan said. "It really hits like a ton of bricks."

Concussions have become football's number one issue with the sport's biggest names suspected of killing themselves because of brain damage.

It is estimated that two football players running full speed at 20 miles per hour can generate 1,800 pounds of force in a head-on collision.

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and, they call these guys college educated, what next, they didn't know that this could happen. . .get a life.

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and, they call these guys college educated, what next, they didn't know that this could happen. . .get a life.

I doubt most of them even passed college. They were just there to play football, not to get an education.

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Is it me or did the line "It really hits like a ton of bricks" seem a bit insensitive, given the nature of the article?

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