NFL Wants Former Players' Revived Painkiller Suit Dismissed

Law360 (January 17, 2019, 4:52 PM EST) -- The NFL asked a California federal court to once again dismiss a proposed class action by former players alleging the league was negligent in providing them painkillers to get back in the game, saying the players didn't show that any NFL employees were involved in giving them the drugs.

According to the motion filed Wednesday, the amended complaint — filed last month after the Ninth Circuit revived the case — conflates NFL employees with team trainers and doctors, ignoring the Ninth Circuit's instructions. In addition, the league said, even if the players could tie their claims to NFL employees, all of...

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