A day after Junior Seau’s suicide, more than 100 former NFL players — including ex-Green Bay Packers quarterback Don Majkowski — filed suit in Atlanta against the league, the latest in a string of lawsuits over the issue of concussions and safety.
The latest lawsuit was filed Thursday in Federal Court in Atlanta, according to the Associated Press. In addition to Majkowski, ex-Atlanta Falcon Jamal Anderson and former Georgia player Lindsey Scott are among the plaintiffs in the action, which alleges that the NFL failed to protect players against the long-term impact of concussions.
Already more than 1,000 ex-NFL players are plaintiffs in several concussion lawsuits against the league. The actions charge that the NFL should have known, or hid, the permanent damage that repeated hits to the head cause to the brain.
Brett Favre replaced Majkowski as the Packers quarterback in 1992, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Majkowski played for the Packers from 1987 to 1992, when he went to Indianapolis as a free agent in 1993. He also played for Colts and the Detroit Lions.
There are other former Packers who are plaintiffs in the concussion lawsuits, including LeRoy Butler, Mark Chmura, MacArthur Lane, Santana Dotson, Dorsey Levens, Tootie Robbins and Tiger Greene, the Journal Sentinel reported.