Oakland Raiders: Renowned Quarterback Ken Stabler Leads Concussion Lawsuit against NFL
Stuart Kovacs – Jul 25, 2012
Legendary Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Ken Stabler is just one of many former NFL players who are livid with the league’s concussion policy and treatment of retired players.
The former NFL MVP is showing his anger by taking a stand and acting upon it by leading a concussion lawsuit of 74 former players against the league, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.
The lawsuit, which pins both the NFL as well as NFL Properties as defendants, was filed this past Monday.
Stabler and the 73 other former players are claiming that the league has failed to recognize the realisms of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
In a 2009 Congressional hearing, the NFL had begun to realize the severity of the situation. The players are focusing on this case as a focal point for the new lawsuit.
Stabler and the other players are attempting to have numerous legal declarations swayed in their favor concerning the league’s accountability for several issues. This includes head injuries, the monitoring of injuries as a result of head trauma, and compensation and punitive damages for their carelessness.
Among the 74 plaintiffs are several current and former players who will play a major role in the lawsuit.
They include current Minnesota Vikings’ safety Joey Browner, legendary Miami Dolphins’ wide receiver Mark Clayton, former quarterback Babe Parilli, and former offensive lineman Ross Verba.
While this is just the beginning of what is likely to be a long and laborious legal process, Stabler is playing a key role in the fight for the rights of both former and current NFL players.
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