600 former players sue NFL, saying team docs, trainers abused painkillers to keep them playing

  • by: JIM LITKE , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 21, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Former NFL lineman Jeremy Newberry often hobbled into the 49ers locker room on game days using a walking boot and crutches, then lined up behind as many as two dozen teammates, in his case to get a shot of the painkiller Toradol in the butt. Ten minutes later, he sprinted out of the tunnel and onto the field.

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