|Court hearing on NFL concussions set Tuesday in PA|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 08 April 2013 21:44|
Thousands of former players have accused league officials of concealing what they knew about the risk of playing after a concussion.
The lawsuits allege the league glorified violence as the game became a $9 billion-a-year industry.
Some former players suffer from dementia, depression and other brain diseases, and a few have committed suicide. Others are seeking medical monitoring.
The NFL denies any fraud or negligence, and insists that player safety has always been a priority.
The league believes the complaints should go to arbitration under terms of a union contract.
U.S. District Judge Anita Brody will hear arguments Tuesday morning from Supreme Court litigators Paul Clement (kluh-MENT') for the NFL and David Frederick for the players.