Former Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien, who was the MVP in Washington’s last Super Bowl victory, is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the NFL over traumatic head injuries.
There are 126 ex-players who are a part of the suit, which was filed on March 23 in the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Rypein is one of 14 former Redskins who are plaintiffs.
According to the suit, Rypien and the other 125 plaintiffs suffer from “various neurological conditions and symptoms related to the multiple head traumas.”
The website NFLConcussionLitigation.com estimates that 51 lawsuits have been filed over similar issues.
The Washington Times was unsuccessful in reaching Rypien and Gene Locks, the lead attorney for the plaintiffs, for comment.