Former Cowboys Lineman Sues NFL Over Concussions

HOUSTON (AP) – A former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman has sued the NFL, alleging concussions have affected his short-term memory and caused migraine headaches and other health problems.

Michael Myers’ lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Houston. It accuses the NFL of negligence, fraud and conspiracy in its handling of head injuries.

The Cowboys drafted Myers was drafted by the Cowboys in 1998 and played six seasons for Dallas before finishing a 10-year career with the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals.

An NFL spokesman said Tuesday the league hadn’t seen Myers’ suit, but added that any allegation it intentionally sought to mislead players has “no merit.”

The complaint is the latest in a series of suits by former NFL players alleging they’ve been impaired by concussions.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. susan says:

    i thought with the “lockout” of last fall,the former players and current players were fighting with the nfl over medical coverage, which would help players after they left the league with medical conditions such as this..negligence,fraud and conspiracy are the basis for this former players lawsuit?i wish him well, but i dont think he will get anywhere with it..

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