The National Football League has been accused of knowing about the potential for its players to experience brain injuries and not acting on it in the past. But a new lawsuit may be the largest and most-organized of these complaints. More than 80 pending lawsuits from former NFL athletes have been consolidated into a master complaint, one that includes more than 2,100 players.
The dangers of brain trauma in sports have been in the news with frequency of late. From children's leagues, to high-school and college programs, to professional sports, the risk of concussion or more serious brain injury from blows to the head is real.