Former Pro Bowl defender Marcellus Wiley is among a second wave of players joining a lawsuit accusing NFL teams of illegally dispensing painkillers and other drugs to keep players on the field without regard for their long-term health.
The lawsuit was filed May 20 and amended Wednesday to add 250 more former players, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 750. Wiley, who played for four teams between 1997 and 2006 and currently works as an ESPN analyst, was the only player named in the new group. He becomes the ninth former player in the lawsuit identified by name, joining Chicago Bears stars Jim McMahon and Richard Dent.
“The first thing people ask is, knowing what happened, would you do it again?” Wiley said. “No. No I wouldn’t.”
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Study Says Couples Are Happier When They Share The Chores
- Southwest Airlines Pilot Lauded As Hero For Handling Crisis
- Babies Of Senators Now Welcome In Senate Chamber
- 2 Years After Prince’s Death, Prosecutors To Update Investigation
- Amazon Says It Has More Than 100 Million Prime Members
- PHOTOS: Your Pet Pictures