ALLEN PARK, Mich. Former NFL players are piling on when it comes to lawsuits against the league for the head injuries they sustained during the course of their careers.
Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola doesnt plan to be part of that litigation one day.
When Im at home in my rocking chair at 40, I dont think Im going to be thinking about suing the NFL, Raiola, 33, said Tuesday following one of the teams off-season workouts. I dont know if I can justify suing the league when Im done because its given me 11 years of fun. Thats their prerogative (to sue). Thats how theyre handling it.
I think when you sign up for this job, you know what youre getting into. Granted, the moneys a lot more now. At the same time, youre going to get dinged up.
Raiola said he accepts any potential side effects he encounters down the road.
Whether its short-term memory loss, those are all the rigors of this job, he said. Thats why its not for everybody. It takes a unique individual to play this.