There are now more than 80 concussion-related lawsuits against the NFL.
Johnnie Morton et al v. NFL was filed in the Superior Court of California, and according to NFLConcussionLitigation.com, that’s the 81st concussion suit to be brought against the NFL. Morton, who played for the Lions, Chiefs and 49ers, is the most prominent of the 13 former players who are part of this lawsuit.
If Morton is feeling the effects of concussions, it will be interesting to hear how he can say he knows for sure those effects came from football, because the hardest hit to the head he ever took was in another sport, mixed martial arts. Morton was brutally knocked out in 38 seconds in his one and only MMA fight and had to be carried out of the ring on a stretcher. (Adding insult to injury, Morton wasn’t even paid for the fight because he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.)
At least 2,240 former NFL players have filed lawsuits against the NFL over concussions.