5 former Chiefs sue team over head injuries
December 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker says he was never told that he would have severe disabilities later in life for continuing to play in games after sustaining a concussion. Chris Martin is one of five former Chiefs players who filed a lawsuit in Jackson County on Tuesday against the Chiefs organization for failing to disclose the dangers of competing after suffering head injuries.
Suburban Kansas City attorney Ken McClain is representing the players. McClain says a proposed $765 million settlement by the NFL to compensate former players with brain injuries is insufficient and doesn’t cover any of his clients in their case against the Chiefs.
The team has refused to comment on the lawsuit.