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Reports: Rypien, other former players sue NFL

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By PFW staff

Former NFL QB Mark Rypien alleges to have suffered "repeated traumatic" head injuries during his playing career in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Pennsylvania, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday.

According to The Washington Times and The Washington Post, Rypien is the lead plantiff, with 126 other former NFL players also plantiffs in the suit.

The lawsuit alleges that the NFL knew of the risk of "repetitive traumatic brain injuries and concussions for decades but deliberately ignored and actively concealed” such information, The Washington Post reported.

Rypien, 49, played for the Redskins (1987-93), Browns (1994), Rams (1995, 1997), Eagles (1996) and Colts (2001). He earned game MVP honors in helping Washington to a 37-24 win vs. Buffalo in Super Bowl XXVI.

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