NFL: Concussion claims don't belong in courts

Updated: January 26, 2012, 4:10 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Former NFL players should not be permitted to sue for damages over concussions they suffered because player safety issues have long been governed by the league's collective bargaining agreements, an NFL attorney said Thursday.

"You don't get to come to court," league lawyer Beth Wilkinson said. "They should go through the process that's laid out in the agreement."

Wilkinson spoke following a hearing before the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, which is considering ...

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