Mark Rypien is lead plaintiff in lawsuit against NFL over head injuries
By Nathan Fenno The Washington Times
Former Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien has sued the NFL over “repeated traumatic injuries to his head” sustained during his 11-season career.
Rypien is the lead plaintiff in a mass-tort suit filed March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. One hundred twenty-six former players are part of the suit, including 14 other ex-Redskins, Tony Mandarich and Todd Marinovich.
The suit alleges the NFL was aware of the risks of repetitive traumatic brain injury but hid the information and misled players, resulting in permanent brain damage of neurological disorders.