Gayle Sayers Files Suit Against NFL
- Updated: September 21, 2013
Former Chicago Bears great Gayle Sayers has taken the NFL and helmet manufacturer, Riddell, to court. Sayers blames the defendants for not preventing his alleged brain damage and memory loss.
Does that mean that the average working stiff can sue his employer for his depression and causing him to become an alcoholic? Think about it, how many people hate their lives ’cause they hate their jobs. Is their employer responsible?
Sayers is making the claim that he suffers from headaches, memory loss and other cognitive problems.
The suit was filed by Sayers’ lawyer on Friday in Chicago’s U.S. District Court. Sayers says that his problems stemmed from blows he took to the head during his NFL career. Ironic that many players like Sayers suffer serious, documented injuries during their careers, yet they don’t try to claim damages for those injuries.
The suit claims that the NFL never warned Sayers about the dangers to his brain and head. But does it take more than a second grade education to know that repeated blows to the head can cause problems? I mean, seriously?
Since the NFL recently reached a $765 million settlement with players regarding head injuries, Sayers’ suit is most likely the first of many more that will be filed in the coming months.