Former Redskins Dexter Manley Sues NFL Over Concussions


Joining 100 similar lawsuits, former Defensive End for the Washington Redskins (1981-1989) Dexter Manley is suing the NFL for their lack of acknowledgment of concussions and its effects on NFL players. According to the WashingtonPost. com Manley filed his lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Philadelphia, stating:

“The NFL continuously and fervently denied that it knew, should have known or believed there to be any relationship between NFL players suffering concussions while playing, the NFL policies concerning tackling methodology or the NFL policies about return-to-play, and long-term physical, neurological, mental and cognitive problems… that many players have experienced.”

In response to these allegations the NFL released a statement:

“The NFL has long made player safety a priority and continues to do so. Any allegation that the NFL intentionally sought to mislead players has no merit. It stands in contrast to the league’s actions to better protect players and advance the science and medical understanding of the management and treatment of concussions.”

Dexter Manley has suffered personal problems off the field as well. During and after the NFL, Manley was a substance abuser as well as having major surgery regarding a cyst in his brain that lead to minor memory loss.

One thought on “Former Redskins Dexter Manley Sues NFL Over Concussions

  • I thought he would sue over the fact that he can’t stop using drugs….

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