Ex-NFLers Face Skeptical 9th Circ. In Career-Killer Drug Suit

By Dorothy Atkins (December 19, 2018, 7:21 PM EST) -- Six former NFL players and a widow faced an uphill battle at the Ninth Circuit Wednesday in their fight to revive a proposed class action claiming the NFL illegally gave the players medications that prematurely ended their careers, with all three judges sitting on the panel questioning why they waited years to sue.

During a hearing in San Francisco, a three-judge panel pressed the players' attorney, Phillip J. Closius of Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White LLC, on why his clients waited until 2015 to sue the National Football League's teams and weren't on notice of their claims years earlier, when they were either injured on...

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