According to an article by the Houston Chronicle, 31 former National Football League (NFL) players, filed suit against the NFL on Tuesday in Houston. The 38-page lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Houston. The allegations include accusing the league of concealing the links between concussions and brain injury.
According to the complaint, players suffer from serious problems ranging from memory loss to dementia that requires constant medical care. The complaint alleges that the NFL engaged in “irresponsible and dangerous” activity by failing to research, inform, and take reasonable action to mitigate the risks associated with multiple concussions.
Former Cowboys linebacker, Lee Roy Jordan, contacted his attorney two months ago as the number of lawsuits against the NFL continued to mount. According to the Chronicle, Mr. Jordan stated “I was having some problems, and there are a lot of other guys who are having serious issues or are getting to the age where they are really realizing the problems they will face,” “We’ve had so many commit suicide from depression, which is a scary thing to me.”
The NFL denies the allegations, spokesman Greg Aiello said. This is not the first time that a major sports league has been sued for the way they handle player issues. Firm Partner, Nick C. Nichols successfully sued the Los Angeles Lakers on behalf of Rudy Tomjanovich following “The Punch” by Kermit Washington which nearly killed Rudy.