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PostSubject: Shaun Gayle adds to the pile   Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:38 pm

Shaun Gayle joined a growing list of former players for the Chicago Bears to file a lawsuit against the NFL. Gayle's lawsuit claims that the NFL never warned him that playing while suffering from a concussion would lead to brain damage. With so many players accusing the NFL of wrongdoing, does
Gayle's lawsuit have merit, or is he just another former player looking for a big payday?

Nearly 150 former Bears have filed lawsuits against the NFL. The most famous lawsuit was filed by Dave Duerson's family after his suicide. That suit claimed that the NFL hid the player's condition from him both during his career and after. Other former Chicago players include Keith Van Horne, Dennis Gentry, Jim McMahon, and Shane Matthews. Over 2,600 former players across the NFL have sued so far.

Shaun Gayle says that, like Duerson, he suffers from CTE, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. He claims to have headaches, memory loss, and other symptoms. While it isn't surprising that a player would feel long-term effects after years of being pounded on the field, CTE is more than just an occasional headache. The condition causes depression, and can affect a person's ability to learn.


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