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Ottis Anderson says he has nothing to do with concussion lawsuit

We passed along a report this week that 75 former NFL players are suing the league for concealing the risks of concussions, and that one of those players is Ottis “O.J.” Anderson. But Anderson, the 1979 Offensive Rookie of the Year and Super Bowl XXV MVP, says that’s false.

In an e-mail distributed by the NFL Alumni Association, Anderson said he has nothing to do with the lawsuit.

“I support the NFL and NFL Alumni Association, and as the New York alumni chapter’s former president, my concern is with the players. I think there are more constructive ways of finding solutions to the issues we face than litigation,” Anderson said.

We have no idea why Anderson’s name has been linked to the lawsuit if he’s not involved with it, but the lawsuit is still going forward with many other former NFL players. Florio will offer his legal analysis of the case just as soon as the lockout madness calms down.

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6 Responses to “Ottis Anderson says he has nothing to do with concussion lawsuit”
  1. medtxpack says: Jul 22, 2011 12:19 PM

    trying to get a buck…

  2. croqkbh says: Jul 22, 2011 12:20 PM

    He probably forgot that he was included because of some brain damage.

  3. goldeelox says: Jul 22, 2011 12:23 PM

    He did. He’d just forgotten.

  4. chadmurdigan says: Jul 22, 2011 12:24 PM

    Maybe Ottis forgot he signed up for the lawsuit. Or he told someone involved he might sign up and then was put on the list without being asked for his final approval.

  5. phinheads says: Jul 22, 2011 12:58 PM

    where am i again?

  6. bpfpft says: Jul 22, 2011 2:54 PM

    I doubt this lawsuit goes anywhere. I don’t think the NFL knew about it in the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, etc. It’s actually unclear with the medical community when their knowledge of the effects of multiple concussions was defined. As a matter of fact, there are still HUGE gaps in their knowledge when it comes to understanding what predisposes people to long-term risk of concussions. There is no legal merit to this lawsuit.

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