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EX-NFL Players Impacted by Pressure to Play Through Pain

Untangling the NFL's Painkiller Web

SUPPLEMENTAL: In an article published on February 27, 2017 I broke down elements of an ongoing lawsuit between former NFL players and the 32 member clubs of the league. While the stories are different, there are commonalities to each. Every player was pressured to play through injuries facilitated by the use of prescription painkillers. The players charge the league and its teams of misrepresenting and concealing the dangers of the drugs that were administered to them. I included some sample player narratives in the main article but for the sake of brevity (or some semblance thereof) I edited out these compelling stories, but felt they needed to be shared. So here they are. And they are representative of thousands.

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Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/current-litigation/nfl-painkiller-lawsuits/ex-players-impacted-by-nfl-pressure-to-perform-through-pain/