MIAMI ( – While the NFL and its current players continue to haggle over more than $9 billion in revenue, a group of retired players have filed suit saying the NFL hid the dangers of concussions for decades.

The players, including former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mark Duper, are seeking unspecified damages.

The suit said the NFL committed did not warn players about the long-term damage concussions can have. The suit said the NFL had data on the issue dating back to the 1920’s.

Duper and the other players in the suit alleged he suffered multiple concussions that weren’t diagnosed or treated properly and that he suffers memory loss and headaches now, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Also included in the lawsuit is Riddell, who is the official helmet maker for the NFL.

Comments (4)
  1. Chucky says:

    So, life isn’t a continuous, ever evolving process, and we should have known everything all along?

    And we get to apply today’s mentality to past deficiencies?

    Can I get big money from all the past employers who maybe didn’t always take my best interests to heart; or perhaps didn’t even know what my best interests were?

    1. Carol says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more if I tried.

      I got a finger injury from my boss opening the door to my finger and the finger was jammed and I had to get therapy but it never ever was the same and I still have a lot of pain these many years later.

      One day I received a check from that company for $165.00 that their insurance sent me and that is all I got but today I can’t use it because it is so painful.

      Gee maybe I should go after for more of which would never ever happen.

      So I agree with you completely.

  2. Carol says:

    The thing is all of these men have played Football all of their lives and don’t tell me they were never hit in the head the entire time because that is a lie and now when they are retired from The NFL they are going to sue?

    Sounds like someone is living to high on what they earn from retiring please they had to know what was going on in their own heads way before they retired but they kept playing because the money was great but that is the way I feel.

  3. vince says:

    reminds me of people who sue tobacco companies and the sad part is they will be rewarded.

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