Bloomberg Law
Aug. 7, 2020, 5:13 PMUpdated: Aug. 7, 2020, 8:55 PM

NFL Must Face Hall of Famer’s Suit Over Painkiller ‘Culture’ (3)

Mike Leonard
Mike Leonard
Legal Reporter

NFL Hall of Famer Richard Dent and other retired players convinced the Ninth Circuit on Friday to revive part of their proposed class action claiming the league illegally distributed drugs to keep them on the field without regard to the health consequences.

“It was within the NFL’s control to promulgate rules or guidelines that could improve safety for players across the league,” Judge Richard C. Tallman wrote for the court. “These are adequate allegations that the NFL’s carelessness in allowing drugs to be distributed as they were increased the risk of harm.”

Dent’s lawyer told Bloomberg Law Friday that the ...

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