August 19, 2011
In this June 29,1979, file photo Ottis Anderson, right, stands with St. Louis Cardinals owner William V. Bidwell as he holds up they hold up a jersey in St. Louis. Mark Duper, Anderson and 73 other former players sued the National Football League, claiming it concealed information about the danger of concussions for decades. The negligence, fraud and liability suit was filed Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Los Angeles Superior Court. Many players' wives also are plaintiffs.
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Six former players and one current player have sued the NFL in Philadelphia over the league's handling of concussion-related injuries, the first potential class-action lawsuit of its kind.
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