We can’t possibly document every concussion lawsuit that’s filed, because the rolls seem to grow every day.
Some of them, however, still grab your attention.
Former Steelers center Dermontti Dawson, weeks away from his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is among the latest to file suit against the NFL.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dawson and three other former Steelers were among 47 players filing suit in Mississippi.
The suit doesn’t specify Dawson’s injuries, but makes reference to Mike Webster, another Hall of Fame former Steelers center. Webster died of heart failure in 2002, but struggled with mental problems which were tied to head injuries from his playing days.
Dawson’s not the first Hall of Famer to file suit, but any time a player of his stature joins the more than 2,600 players suing, it adds visibility to the claim.