NFL granted final summary judgment in painkiller lawsuit, as federal judge holds that former players' claims are time-barred

Dec 18, 2021

The National Football League again dodged a lawsuit by a group of eight retired players who claim excessive use of painkillers by their team doctors caused them permanent injuries and in some cases even led to drug addiction.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup agreed with the NFL that the players had waited too long to sue, as long as 36 years in one case, and that they had failed to show sufficient proof the negligence they claim the league exhibited caused their injuries.

Source: Courthouse News Service