it was just a matter of time especially after the landmark NFL lawsuit...
[u]Former players file $200M lawsuit against CFL[/u]
[b]Two former players have filed a landmark $200-million lawsuit against the Canadian Football League, former CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon, a leading brain injury expert and a Toronto neurology clinic, alleging they knew and withheld information about how repeated brain trauma leads to long-term cognitive problems.
The lawsuit was filed May 29 in Ontario Superior Court by Korey Banks and Eric "The Flea" Allen.
Both Banks and Allen have required hospitalization to deal with concussion-related medical problems, the lawsuit says.
According to court papers obtained by TSN, the lawsuit seeks class action status and has been filed on behalf of all retired CFL players since 1952.
Besides demanding $200 million worth of aggravated and punitive damages, lawyers are asking a judge to award general and special damages in trust for expenses for family members of former players.
The 30-page statement of claim alleges CFL officials have refused to allow independent medical personnel to monitor and assess player safety and claims teams have routinely cut medical benefits to injured players.[/b][url=http://www.tsn.ca/former-players-file-200m-lawsuit-against-cfl-1.300462]http://www.tsn.ca/former-players-file-2 ... l-1.300462[/url]