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Stop fighting NFL retirees' claims

Updated: August 29, 2011, 2:55 PM ET
By Cy Smith | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: Cy Smith represented Mike Webster's estate in the first successful lawsuit against the NFL pension plan and has testified before Congress about the pension plan and head injuries.

If the NFL is serious about addressing head injuries, it must look beyond the action on the field and stop fighting the past. Although modest steps have been made to reduce the dangers of the game, the league pension plan continues to systematically deny compensation for injured athletes ...

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