Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Seau Family Sues NFL

And the HQ figured this was only a matter of time...

The Seau family is suing the NFL in a wrongful death claim as they feel the league's ignoring player's conditions has contributed to their early deaths- as a result of the increased rates of CTE diagnosed in former players...

"We were saddened to learn that Junior, a loving father and teammate, suffered from CTE," the family said in a statement. "While Junior always expected to have aches and pains from his playing days, none of us ever fathomed that he would suffer a debilitating brain disease that would cause him to leave us too soon.

"We know this lawsuit will not bring back Junior. But it will send a message that the NFL needs to care for its former players, acknowledge its decades of deception on the issue of head injuries and player safety, and make the game safer for future generations."

Brian McCarthy, spokesman for the National Football League, told, "Our attorneys will review it (the lawsuit) and respond to the claims appropriately through the court."

The Seau family is also putting the helmet-maker, Riddell, in the suit claiming that the helmets they constructed were flawed in their design and still went onto the market.

Here's the report from ABC News that revealed the CTE diagnosis in the Seau suicide...

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