Five former players for the Kansas City Chiefs — all of whom suffered head injuries while playing — filed a lawsuit yesterday (Dec. 3) against the team, charging management was aware of head dangers but didn't disclose it to players. They did not sue the National Football League, which earlier this year agreed to a $765 million settlement with 4500 players.
One of the players, Joseph Phillips, played for the Chargers from 1987 to 1991. The other players are Alexander Cooper, Leonard Griffin, Christopher Martin, and Kevin Porter.
The suit claims each retired player is suffering fron "post-concussion syndrome and latent brain disease" and has displayed symptons of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to USA Today.