Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon attends Players Against Concussions at Pelham Country Club on October 6, 2014 in Pelham Manor, New York. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Players Against Concussions)

NFL Seeks To Dismiss Ex-Players’ Painkillers Lawsuit

The National Football League on Thursday asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

10/30/2014

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots leaves the field after an injury. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keidel: NFL’s ‘Culture Of Coercion’ Destroying Players

A conga line of football icons is suing the NFL for negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and just about everything short of global warming.

05/23/2014

Quarterback Jim McMahon of the Chicago Bears looks to pass the ball against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XX at the Superdome in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 26, 1986. The Bears won the game, 46-10.

Ex-Players: NFL Illegally Obtained And Supplied Drugs To Maximize Profits

The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages on behalf of more than 500 ex-athletes, charges the NFL with putting profits ahead of players’ health.

05/20/2014

Tony Dorsett during a game in 1986. (Photo by Ken Levine/Allsport/Getty Images)

Lawyers Detail $765M Plan For NFL’s Concussion Settlement

The awards could reach $5 million for athletes with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease; $4 million for a death involving brain trauma; and $3 million for dementia cases.

01/07/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

NFL To Pay $765M To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

The NFL has reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its 18,000 retired players, agreeing to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research.

08/29/2013

Roger Goodell (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Mega-Lawsuit Says NFL Hid Brain Injury Links

Plaintiffs hope to hold the NFL responsible for the care of players suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions.

06/07/2012

Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Braylon Edwards pose for a photo during the NFL PLAYERS VIP Party prior to Super Bowl XLII at Barcelona Restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Super Bowl Week: To Party Or Not Before Game?

A report that club owners in Dallas have put out an urgent call for an additional 10,000 strippers struck a familiar chord with those who remember when players’ antics the week leading up to the Super Bowl made for bigger headlines than the game itself.

WFAN–01/31/2011