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Former NFL players' lawsuit claims teams pushed painkillers on them
Former NFL players' lawsuit claims teams pushed painkillers on them

A lawsuit filed by a group of former NFL players alleges all 32 teams provided painkillers to players as part of a longstanding conspiracy aimed at keeping them on the field despite the health risks, the Associated Press reported. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Baltimore, claims NFL team doctors, trainers and medical personnel intentionally disregarded players' health by providing painkillers. It also alleges the teams and their medical staffs withheld information from players about the nature and seriousness of their injuries. “This lawsuit alleges intentional activity by the teams, not negligence,” said Steve Silverman, a lawyer for...

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