A former Rams offensive lineman has accused the NFL’s Player Disability and Neurocognitive Benefit Plan of denying “total and permanent disability” benefits because he couldn’t travel from his Florida home to out-of-state examinations.
Filed earlier this week in U.S. District Court in West Palm Beach, Fla., the lawsuit said 46-year-old Darryl Ashmore suffers from a numerous physical and cognitive problems including early-onset dementia.
“He’s dealing with a lot of stuff,” his Florida-based attorney, Edward Daboub, said Thursday. “The sad news is it’s only going to get worse.”
After Ashmore applied for...