((HT: TMZ via Howard Bloom))
It appears the family of former NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard is suing the NHLPA because the family thinks the player's association didn't act fast enough in getting the remainder of his contract paid off.
Boogaard, who died from an overdose of pain medication and alcohol last May, had US$4.8-million left on his deal with the New York Rangers.
Since the family feels the National Hockey League is responsible for fostering an environment of having athletes prescribed to pain medication and sleeping pills, they went after the league. But since the NHLPA, apparently, didn't file the grievance in time the Boogaard's are adding US$5-million to the lawsuit.
From the TMZ story:
"In the lawsuit, Derek's parents claim he was addicted to
prescription pills at the time of his death ... partly because he had
been prescribed "a multitude of narcotics and sleeping pills by both the
team doctors, physicians, trainers, and...