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Mark Rypien Sues NFL

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Spokane's Mark Rypien is one of 127 former football players named in a suit against the NFL (Photo: FILE / SWX) Spokane's Mark Rypien is one of 127 former football players named in a suit against the NFL (Photo: FILE / SWX)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane-native Mark Rypien is the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against NFL.

The Washington Times reported the news Tuesday, saying the suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on March 23. According to the report, Rypien is suing the league for "repeated traumatic injuries to his head sustained during his 11-season career".

Read the report from the Washington Times

The report in the Times reads:

"The suit alleges the NFL was aware of the risks of repetitive traumatic brain injury but hid the information and misled players, resulting in permanent brain damage of neurological disorders.

According to the suit, Rypien "suffers from various neurological conditions and symptoms related to the multiple head traumas."

Rypien, a graduate of Shadle Park High School, led the Washington Redskins to a win in Super Bowl XXVI – a game in which he was named MVP. During his career, he also played for the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams. He currently runs his nonprofit foundation, the Rypien Foundation, that helps families struggling with childhood cancer.

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