Call it a "mega-lawsuit." More than 80 pending cases brought about by well over 2,000 former NFL players have been consolidated into a “master complaint” against the league which was filed in Federal Court yesterday. The lawsuit accuses the NFL of concealing information linking football-related head trauma to permanent brain injuries. Many of the plaintiffs have already suffered the long-term effects of their injuries, and others are worried about what's to come.
Reggie Rucker is a former wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns and a plaintiff in the lawsuit. He’s currently a Football Analyst for WEWS in Cleveland. Ibrahim Abdul-Matin is The Takeaway's sports contributor.