Nine former players join lawsuit against Kansas City Chiefs over head injuries
41 Action News Staff
6:57 AM, Dec 23, 2013
12:53 PM, Dec 23, 2013
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Nine former Kansas City Chiefs players have joined a lawsuit filed over head injuries suffered while playing for the organization, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 14.
Albert Lewis, Arthur "Art" Still, Barry "Dino" Hackett, Todd McNair, Fred Jones, Tim Barnett, Walker Ashley, Emile Harry and Chris Smith are the latest additions to the suit alleging that injuries sustained while playing football led to long-term health problems.
They are able to bring the lawsuit because between Aug. 31, 1987 and March 29, 1993 there was no collective bargaining agreement between players and the organization.
Alexander Cooper, Leonard Griffin, Christopher Martin, Joseph Phillips and Kevin Porter were first to file the suit. Former players are still eligible to join. They have until the end of the year to add their name to the list of plaintiffs.