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By PFW staff

A new concussion lawsuit has been filed against the NFL in federal court. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 74 former players, including QB Ken Stabler.

The lawsuit states that Stabler “suffered repeated and chronic head impacts during his career in the NFL and is at an increased risk of latent brain disease."

Filed by Hausfeld LLP in Philadelphia, the complaint claims, “The NFL’s responses to the issue of brain injuries caused to retired NFL players because of concussions or head impacts received during the period that they played professional football has been, until very recently, one of deception and denial. The NFL and several of the scientists it employed actively tried to conceal the extent of the problem until recently. The response of the League once it acknowledged the issue has been inadequate.”

Former Dolphins WR Mark Clayton is also among the plaintiffs.

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