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Hearing to determine if NFL faces concussion suits

Updated: April 9, 2013, 9:16 AM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- A federal court hearing Tuesday in Philadelphia could determine whether the NFL faces years of litigation over concussion-related brain injuries.

Thousands of former players have accused league officials of concealing what they knew about the risk of playing after a concussion. The lawsuits allege the league glorified violence as the game became a $9 billion-a-year industry.

Some former players suffer from dementia, depression and other brain diseases, and a few have ...

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