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Former NFL Players File Class Action Suit Against League

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Former stars Richard Dent and Jim McMahon are among the former NFL players suing the league, alleging illegal and rampant misuse of pain-killing medications they claim led to debilitating injuries and long-term health problems.

In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco yesterday, McMahon claims he suffered a broken neck and a broken ankle during his career, but was given painkillers and pushed back on the field to play.

Here & Now’s sports analyst Mike Pesca discusses the lawsuit with host Jeremy Hobson.

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