Ex-Players Sue NFL, Helmet Makers Over Head Injuries

Law360, New York (August 29, 2011, 5:54 PM ET) -- A group of retired NFL players accused the league and the makers of Riddell football helmets in California state court Friday of failing to warn players that head injuries can lead to irreversible brain damage and dementia.

Twenty-two named plaintiffs allege the NFL and NFL Properties LLC — as well as Riddell Inc., Riddell parent company Easton-Bell Sports Inc. and a host of related entities — knew for decades that multiple blows to the head could lead to long-term brain injuries such as dementia, depression and...
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