The National Football League is facing another lawsuit from former football players who claim the NFL did not inform them about the dangers they faced from concussions sustained in the sport. CNN reports that “More than 100 former professional football players, including former Atlanta Falcons Jamal Anderson, Chris Doleman, and O.J. Santiago” are part of a new suit “filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta by attorney Mike McGlamry, [which] states that the NFL ‘repeatedly refuted the connection between concussions and brain injury.’”
While the NFL has made changes in recent years aimed at protecting players from concussion, for many years it had denied the connection between concussions suffered on the field and the terrible symptoms players faced later in life, and continues to claim that “any allegation that the NFL intentionally sought to mislead players has no merit.” The question, as it so often is, is what the NFL knew and when, and what it was telling players at the time. There can be no serious question that thousands of former football players have faced serious health consequences and shortened lives from their football injuries.