Ex-American Football Players to Sue NFL over Brain Injuries

Jamal Lewis, Dorsey Levens and two other ex-American Football players are to sue to NFL over brain injuries they say have left them struggling with medical problems for years.

Lews, Levens, Fulton Kuykendall and Ryan Stewart filed the lawsuit against the National Football League this week in a District Court in Atlanta.
The players say that the NFL were aware of the potential for concussion as early as the 1920s however the league only went public about it last year.

“The NFL has done everything in its power to hide the issue and mislead players concerning the risks associated with concussions,” the players have put in their statement.

The NFL defended themselves and said its always been a priority of theirs to keep the players safe: “Any allegation that the NFL intentionally sought to mislead players has no merit.

“It stands in contrast to the league’s actions to better protect players and advance the science and medical understanding of the management and treatment of concussions.”

The men claim that they have suffered from a range of different medical problems since their playing days including headaches, memory loss and sleeplessness.

They are currently seeking a jury trial and damages which have not been specified.

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