Almost two weeks ago to the day, the brain scans of former NFL All-Pro Junior Seau were revealed. To the dismay of football fans everywhere, the tests revealed that Seau suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Believing that the effects lead to Seau committing suicide (symptoms include depression and dementia), his family has decided to press charges against the NFL.
An article on NBCSports.com gave more detail on this subject. Apparently, it is assumed that the NFL's argument will go as follows:
"The league’s threshold argument will be, as it has been in every concussion case, that any remedies for failure to warn players about the risks of concussions or to protect them from concussions must be pursued under the Collective Bargaining Agreement."
I'm not totally clear on the legal part of this situation, so I recommend that you check the NBC article (link above) if you want some clarity. The information coming out about CTE is going to force some serious changes in ...