Art Monk joins concussion litigation against NFL
Add Art Monk to the list of former players pursuing the NFL in court for failing to protect them against the dangers of concussions.
The Hall of Fame wide receiver, who spent 14 of his 16 seasons in the league with the Washington Redskins, is the lead plaintiff in a suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. There are 62 others involved in the suit against the NFL and helmet manufacturer Riddell.
There are now more than 1,000 former players suing the NFL in what has become a serious issue for the league. The NFL claims it has always prioritized player safety.
According to the report, Monk claims that he suffers “short term memory loss, headaches and speech difficulties” that are the result of concussions he suffered during his playing career.
It will be interesting to see what happens with these lawsuits that seem to multiply every month.
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