NFL must be proactive on painkillers
Because players put livelihood ahead of health, burden falls on league to protect
Here we go again. The latest lawsuit filed against the NFL by a group of retired players provides fans with yet another peek at the league's ugly underbelly, claiming that teams knowingly and illegally supplied players with painkillers and anti-inflammatories to keep them on the field, all the while hiding the long-term dangers associated with such drug use.
The lawsuit comes on the heels of a class-action settlement in which the league was accused of knowingly hiding the long-term consequences ...
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