IMHO this is just a Cover your Butt move by the NFL to make it look like they are adressing a big problem.
There are now 4,000 ex NFL players launching a class action lawsuit against the NFL.
There are currently 12,000 current and retired living NFL Players.
That means 33% of all Living players are suing the NFL for huge money numbers!
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According to a Washington Times database, more than 4,000 retired players have sued the NFL over head injuries suffered during their playing careers. Below is a breakdown by position and seasons played.
By position By seasons played
Pos. No. Seasons No.
DB - 744- 0-3 - 1,249
LB- 593- 3-6 - 1,108
OL- 571- 6-9 - 904
RB- 547- 9-12- 575
DL- 537- 12-15- 185
WR- 416- 15-18- 42
Undeclared387- 18-21- 8
TE - 256
QB - 97
P - 35
» Source Washington Times
There are roughly 12,000 living former NFL players. About 4,000 of them are currently suing the league over head injuries, according to a Washington Times database. In other words, one out of every three former players is actively seeking a piece of the NFL's yearly $9.5 billion pie, which they helped create.