Three more concussion lawsuits filed this week
Posted by Mike Florio on May 19, 2012
The numbers keep growing and growing, as more and more former players are adding their names to concussion lawsuits against the NFL.
According to NFLConcussionLitigation.com, three more actions were filed this week.
One action, filed in Georgia, has only four plaintiffs: Robert Edwards, Kenneth Callicutt, Byron Ingram, and Todd Kelly. Edwards (who tore up his knee playing beach football in conjunction with the 1998 Pro Bowl, played only one full season in the NFL, with the Patriots. He returned to the NFL in 2002, rushing 20 times in 12 games with the Dolphins.
Ten more players filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, a day after Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma sued Commissioner Roger Goodell in that same court.
Also on Friday, a dozen players filed suit in Los Angeles, including another former Patriots running back, Sam “Bam” Cunningham, along with former Redskins receiver Alvin Garrett.
The total number of lawsuits has now reached 79, with more than 2,200 former players suing the league.