In a lawsuit that will be closely monitored by those who advocate banning college football, more than 80 lawsuits filed by former NFL players have been consolidated into one “master complaint,” according to an article in the Huffington Post.
Players maintain the NFL turned a blind eye to the medical implications of concussions and even went so far as to “glorify” the violence of the game. “Plaintiffs hope to hold the NFL responsible for the care of players suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions,” wrote MaryClaire Dale. “Other former players remain asymptomatic, but worry about the future and want medical monitoring.”
The lawsuit would not come as a surprise to New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell, who participated in a recent debate on FORA.tv: Should College Football Be Banned?
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