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New suit against NFL raises issue of painkillers
Latest NFL concussion suit makes claim of widespread pregame use of anti-inflammatory drug
By The Associated Press

A lawsuit filed by 12 former football players against the NFL about its concussion policies says there was widespread pregame use of an anti-inflammatory drug that could put someone with a head injury at increased risk.

Pro Bowl receiver Joe Horn is among the plaintiffs named in the complaint that attorney Christopher Seeger says has been filed in federal court in New Jersey on Monday.

It's one of about a half-dozen suits filed against the NFL in recent months by past players who say the league did not do enough to protect them from concussions.



League spokesman Greg Aiello says: "Any allegation that the NFL intentionally sought to mislead players has no merit." He declined to address the issue of the pregame use of painkillers.


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