NFL faces new lawsuit by more than 100 ex-players
ATLANTA (AP) -- More than 100 former NFL players have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta claiming that pro football didn't properly protect its players from concussions.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include former Atlanta Falcon Jamal Anderson, ex-Georgia star Lindsey Scott and veteran quarterback Don Majkowski.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Georgia, claims the league failed to protect NFL players from brain injuries linked to football-related concussions.
They are among more than 1,000 former NFL players suing the league. The cases say not enough was done to inform players about the dangers of concussions in the past, and not enough is done to take care of them today.
The league has said any allegation that the league intentionally sought to mislead players is without merit.
PLAINTIFFS FROM THE PATRIOTS:
-Marc Edwards – Played from 1999-2005 for the 49ers, Browns, Patriots, Jaguars and Bears
-Michael Farr – Played from 1900-1993 for the Lions and Patriots
-Victor Green – Played from 1993-2003 for the Jets, Patriots and Saints
-Robert Kelly – Played from 1997-2002 for the Saints and the Patriots
-Kevin Lee – Played from 1994-1196 for the Patriots and 49ers
-Jermaine Miles – Played from 1997-2001 for the Patriots and the Saints
-Zeke Mowatt – Played from 1983-1991 the Giants and the Patriots
-Sterling Palmer – Played from 1993-1999 for the Redskins and Patriots
-Keith Ponder – Played from 1977-1979 the Cowboys, Patriots and Oilers
-Jim Romano – Played from 1982-1986 for the Raiders, Oilers and Patriots
-Adalius Thomas – Played from 2000-2009 for the Patriots and the Ravens
-Kevin Whitley – Played in 1992 for the Patriots