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A case the NFL didn't want mentioned

Judge in concussion lawsuit cites prior case that could spell trouble for league

Updated: April 9, 2013, 8:50 PM ET
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

As the NFL's battery of lawyers walked into a federal court in Philadelphia on Tuesday morning, there were five words the group did not want to hear: Kline v. Security Guards, Inc.

The five words are the title of a decision made in the higher court that governs the Philadelphia judge who is presiding over a concussion lawsuit filed by more than 4,000 retired NFL players. The Kline v. Security Guards, Inc., decision is nothing but bad news for the NFL.

The players are claiming that ...

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