Junior Seau's Family Sues NFL, Riddell Over Brain Trauma

Law360, San Diego (January 23, 2013, 10:47 PM EST) -- Family members of Junior Seau brought a wrongful death suit in California state court on Wednesday against the National Football League and helmet maker Riddell Inc., claiming the brain trauma that the famed former linebacker suffered on the field led him to commit suicide.

The complaint asserts that Seau developed chronic traumatic encephalopathy after being hit repeatedly in the head over the course of his football career, and that although the NFL was aware of the evidence and risks associated with repetitive traumatic brain injuries for...
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