Two former Kansas City Chiefs file concussion-related lawsuit against team

Tamarick Vanover, Joe Horn file lawsuit

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Two more former Kansas City Chiefs have filed a concussion-related lawsuit against the team due to injuries suffered while playing for the franchise.

Tamarick Vanover and Joseph (Joe) Horn claim they suffered post-conussion syndrome and other brain injuries related to their playing days with the Chiefs. In the petition, they claim the franchise minimized any concerns of a connection between concussions and serious health problems. In their petition, the pair compare the Chiefs' attitude about concussions to the tobacco industry and its products and health concerns.

Read the lawsuit (PDF) .

Vanover and Horn join 14 other former Chiefs in filing lawsuits against the team for concussion-related issues. Both Vanover and Horn played for the Chiefs in the late 1990s.

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.

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