NFL Season Starts With Class Action Lawsuit

Friday, August 19, 2011

Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots warms up just prior to the start of the preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 18, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (J. Meric/Getty Images/Getty)

It almost didn’t happen, but there will indeed be an NFL season this year. It all begins in just a few weeks but already, the season may be off to a rocky start. Seven former players have filed a lawsuit against the NFL, claiming the league fails to properly treat them for concussions and deliberately trying to conceal links between football and brain injuries. It could become the first potential class-action case of its kind.

The Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin offers us a primer on the NFL pre-season. He tells us about new scrutiny on the NFL for concussion-related injuries.

Guests:

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

Produced by:

Ben Gottlieb

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