Does the NHL Have Brain Damage?
The National Hockey League has issued its first legal response to the concussion lawsuit filed by former players, and it’s so tone-deaf it almost makes Roger Goodell and the National Football League look charitable.
Since the initial suit was filed by 10 players a year ago, four others have been brought against the NHL. Last week, a consolidated class-action suit representing 200 players was filed in federal court in Minnesota. The suit’s main complaint is that the league didn’t properly disclose to players that repeated blows to the head can result in long-term neurological damage.