In the latest lawsuit against the National Football League. Retired NFL players are accusing the league of illegally using painkillers to mask injuries.
The lawsuit claims the NFL chased profits at the expense of its players' health, supplying them with risky narcotics while often failing to reveal how severe their injuries were, leading to medical complications down the road.
- "Boston’s colleges and universities would be required to provide medical coverage to injured athletes, even beyond their undergraduate years, and honor sports scholarships regardless of injuries or other disruptions under a pair of bills being considered by the City Council this week."
- "A lawsuit filed by eight former players claims the league didn't tell them about broken bones and got them addicted to pain killers."
This segment aired on May 21, 2014.