CORRECTED: Ex-NFL Players Reveal Alleged Drug System

By Hailey Konnath (November 24, 2021, 8:39 PM EST) -- Former NFL players claiming that the league forced them to take painkillers to keep playing filed an unredacted version of their failed class certification bid Tuesday, a filing that reveals details of the NFL's alleged decades-long system for doling out various drugs — including Toradol, Vicodin, Valium and Ambien.

"In the mid-1990s, Toradol became the NFL's pregame drug of choice because of its potency as a painkiller and its status as a [nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug], not a controlled substance," Chicago Bears Super Bowl champions Richard Dent and Jim McMahon said in their motion.  "Players lined up right before the game for...

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