More Ex-Players Sue NFL Over Brain Damage

2nd complaint claims the NFL covered up concussion dangers
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2011 4:42 PM CST
More Ex-Players Sue NFL Over Brain Damage
FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2001, file photo, Miami Dolphins' Oronde Gadsden, right, hauls in a pass under pressure from Buffalo Bills' Nate Clements (22) during the second half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Gadsden is one of nearly two dozen former NFL players that are suing the league...   (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Another lawsuit is being leveled against the NFL over brain damage suffered by former players. Ex-Miami Dolphins team members Patrick Surtain and Oronde Gadsden, along with 19 other players, have filed suit in Miami and are charging that the NFL deliberately omitted or concealed evidence connecting concussions to long-term neurological problems, reports the AP. The NFL has reacted by denying wrongdoing, as it did against a similar lawsuit lodged earlier this week. (More NFL stories.)

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