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Jovan Belcher's mother sues Chiefs

Updated: January 1, 2014, 1:49 AM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The mother of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.

The lawsuit, filed by Cheryl Shepherd in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court, alleges Belcher was subjected to "repetitive head trauma," and that the Chiefs failed to provide adequate medical care before Belcher killed ...

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