Ex-NFL Players Can Move Forward In Painkiller Suit

Law360 (February 22, 2021, 1:41 PM EST) -- A group of former NFL players are moving ahead in their suit alleging the league forced them to take painkillers in order to keep playing, with a California federal judge finding that after two trips to the appeals court, it's time to bring out the evidence.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Friday rejected the NFL's latest bid to throw out the suit led by 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl champions Richard Dent and Jim McMahon, saying whether the players' remaining negligence claim is preempted will depend on the evidence they put in front of the court.

The current motion to...

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