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SBD/December 22, 2011/Leagues and Governing Bodies
NFLPA Exec Committee Votes To Pay DeMaurice Smith His $1M Bonus
Published December 22, 2011
NFL HEADACHE: In Atlanta, Angel Brooks reports four former NFLers "are suing the league over long-term injuries they say were caused by concussions they suffered as athletes." The lawsuits were filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta on behalf of Jamal Lewis, Dorsey Levens, Fulton Kuykendall and Ryan Stewart. The plaintiffs allege that they "suffer from memory loss, headaches and sleeplessness as a result of multiple traumatic brain injuries during their careers." The suits argue that the NFL "was negligent in its research of head injuries and concussions and downplayed the link between concussions and brain damage." The league also is "accused of fraud for materially misrepresenting the risk to players, failing to warn them and not adequately protecting them" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 12/22).