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NFL Players Assn. sued over handling of concussions
NFL Players Assn. sued over handling of concussions

Two former NFL players have filed the first federal class-action lawsuit against the NFL Players Assn. over head injuries. Christian Ballard and Gregory Westbrooks accused the players union of concealing the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries and not doing enough to address the issue, according to the complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. The same attorneys also filed a lawsuit Thursday in St. Louis Circuit Court making the same claims against the NFLPA on behalf of former Pro Bowler Neil Smith, Ladell Betts and Anthony Davis. "NFL players could have avoided or mitigated the dangers of their sport had the NFLPA provided them with truthful and...

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