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NFL illegally gave them pills, painkillers, ex-players allege in suit
NFL illegally gave them pills, painkillers, ex-players allege in suit

A group of former NFL players filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday alleging the league routinely and illegally provided them with prescription pills and various painkillers, putting their health at risk, in order to keep them on the field. The 87-page complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, claims the NFL “has intentionally, recklessly and negligently created and maintained a culture of drug misuse, substituting players' health for profit.” Richard Dent, Jim McMahon, Jeremy Newberry, Roy Green, Keith Van Horne, Ron Stone, JD Hill and Ron Pritchard are the eight named plaintiffs in the suit, and their lawyers say the entire group comprises more than...

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