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A flurry of lawsuits from ex-players question whether the league had their best interests in mind

Updated: August 13, 2012, 3:22 PM ET
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine

SINCE ROGER GOODELL became commissioner in 2006, the NFL has taken measures to improve brain safety -- and fend off critics of its concussion policies. These steps continued in this year's playoffs, when the league used sideline video monitors so doctors could replay hits before clearing injured players.

The NFL deserves cheers for immediately reviewing dangerous hits. But a rising chorus of former players is demanding the league be held responsible for injuries ...

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