Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/21/13
Hall of Famer Gale Sayers sued the NFL on Friday, claiming negligence in handling his repeated head injuries, according to a published report. The Chicago Tribune reports that Sayers, who played for the Chicago Bears from 1965-71, states in the suit that he suffered headaches and short-term memory loss after retirement. He futher states that sometimes he was sent back into games after suffering concussions and that the NFL didn't protect him from the "devastating concussive head traumas." The lawsuit also claims that the NFL did not do enough to warn him that playing through concussions could cause permanent brain damage, according to the report. It names other players who, after their deaths, were discovered to have had degenerative disease specific to repetitive head trauma as well as excerpts from books and news reports document impacts of head injuries on players' lives. The suit seeks unspecified damages, according to the story. The NFL agreed in August to a $765 million set...
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