Clinton Portis Sues NFL Over Concussions
Retired Redskins and Broncos RB Clinton Portis has joined the 4,500 former NFL players in a lawsuit against the NFL for head injuries.
The lawsuit claims Portis suffers from headaches, among other problems, and is “at heightened risk of developing further adverse neurological symptoms in the future.”
Last month, Portis said that he “played through concussions all the time”
“The truth isI had a lot of concussions,” Portis told Mike Freeman of CBS. “It was just the way things were at the time. I’d get hit hard and be woozy. I’d be dizzy. I’d take a play off and then go back in. Sometimes when I went back into the game, I still couldn’t see straight. This happened all the time. Sometimes once or twice a game.”
Portis is the biggest name in recent NFL history to join the lawsuit that includes Daunte Culpepper and Cadillac Williams. Before ruling on the NFL’s motion to dismiss in July, Judge Anita Brody ordered both sides to mediation. A progress report is due Sept. 3.