Younger ex-Bears joining suits

Former Bears conflicted on idea of joining concussion lawsuits

Updated: July 28, 2012, 8:49 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Former Bears cornerback Terry Schmidt had his share of "dings" during his playing career. But it wasn't a case of experiencing serious symptoms of football-related head injuries that motivated him to add his name to the rapidly growing number of teammates and other retired NFL players currently suing the league.

Schmidt, 60, is one of about 200 former Bears players now included in lawsuits claiming the NFL misled them about the dangers of long-term harm from concussions. ...

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