NFL, Riddell Face Brain Injury Suit After Ex-Player's Death

Law360, Chicago (July 16, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT) -- A daughter of former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Forrest Blue on Monday hit the National Football League and helmet maker Riddell Inc. with a lawsuit alleging they are responsible for player head injuries, saying Blue's death at age 65 stemmed from brain traumas he suffered during his football career.

According to the Illinois state court complaint, Blue passed away in July 2011 at an assisted living facility in California due to complications from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a form of progressive, advanced brain damage,...
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