Gale Sayers Suing NFL, Riddell for Causing Brain Damage

September 21, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Gale Sayers has become the latest in a long line of former NFL players suing the league for failing to protect players from concussions.
Michael Lansu of the Chicago Sun-Times provided the details of the case, which also names the helmet-making company Riddell as a defendant:
Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers is suing the NFL and Rosemont-based helmet maker Riddell for allegedly failing to prevent repeated head injuries that he said led to brain damage.
The former Chicago Bear claims he suffers headaches, occasional short-term memory loss and other cognitive deficits from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, according to a suit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Chicago.
The NFL reached a settlement in August for $765 million to be distributed to former players suffering from concussion-related symptoms, according to NFL.com. The league was facing a lawsuit from more than 4,500 former athletes.
Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada of ESPN reported...

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