N.H.L. Promoted Violence Regardless of Health Risk, Players’ Suit Says

April 10, 2014
JEFF Z. KLEIN and KEN BELSON
New York Times

Nine former professional hockey players have filed a lawsuit against the N.H.L. that says the league “intentionally created, fostered and promoted a culture of extreme violence.”

The suit, which was filed Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan, is the latest in a growing string of challenges to the N.H.L. Similar to suits brought by retired N.F.L. players, the complaint said that the N.H.L. failed to take adequate steps to warn the players of the dangers of the sport and deliberately promoted violence for profit.

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