Monday, August 29, 2011
More retired players sue NFL
LOS ANGELES -- Another group of former NFL players is suing the league and helmet makers over head injuries suffered during their careers.
The 18 players named in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court include Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lee Roy Selmon, his brother and defensive teammate Dewey Selmon and former Los Angeles Raiders tackle Brian Holloway.
The suit claims the NFL, Riddell Sports Group and its parent company, Easton-Bell Sports, knew the long-term effects of brain injury from trauma suffered by the players and purposefully hid it from them.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Monday the league will "strongly contest" the claims.
More than 75 current and former NFL players filed a similar suit Los Angeles in July and another group did so earlier this month in Philadelphia.