Former Falcons join new concussion lawsuit

Posted May 03, 2012 @ 10:29 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

One day after the tragic death of former LB Junior Seau, more than 100 former NFL players joined another concussion lawsuit against the league.

According to CNN, former Falcons players Jamal Anderson, Chris Doleman and O.J. Santiago joined more than 1,500 players suing the NFL for concealing the dangers of concussions.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta by attorney Mike McGlamry. It states that the NFL, “repeatedly refuted the connection between concussions and brain injury” and failed to “take reasonable steps necessary to protect players from devastating head injuries. Moreover, the NFL has downplayed and misrepresented the issues and misled players concerning the risks associated with concussions.”

There is a similar lawsuit filed against the NFL in Philadelphia.

Seau apparently committed suicide on Wednesday. It is not known if Seau suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which has been detected in 12 cases of deceased NFL players, according to the lawsuit.