Ex-players sue NFL, accuse it recklessly dispensing painkillers; drugs 'handed out like candy'

  • by: BEN NUCKOLS , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 21, 2014 - 8:22 AM

WASHINGTON — Opening another legal attack on the NFL over the long-term health of its athletes, a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit Tuesday of cynically supplying them with powerful painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game but led to serious complications later in life.

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