NFL Urges 9th Circ. To End Ex-Players' Painkiller Suit

By Ryan Boysen (October 25, 2019, 4:19 PM EDT) -- The NFL says a group of former players suing it for doping them up with amphetamines, painkillers and the poorly understood but extremely powerful drug Toradol can't get to the meat of those claims in an appeal before the Ninth Circuit because their teams, not the league, administered the substances.

In an opening brief filed Wednesday, the league said the players have been caught in a procedural vice of their own making.

In order to reverse an earlier ruling that found their claims were preempted by federal labor laws, the NFL said the proposed class of players had successfully argued in...

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