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Art Monk Joins Growing List Of Former NFL Players To Sue NFL Over Concussions

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LOS ANGELES (CBSDC/AP) — Longtime Washington Redskins wide receiver Art Monk has joined a growing list of former NFL players to file a lawsuit against the NFL, claiming it didn’t properly protect its players from concussions.

Monk is the lead plaintiff of the latest suit, filed by 60 former players in Los Angeles.

The Hall of Fame receiver played for the Redskins from 1980 to 1993, and says in the lawsuit filed last week that he suffered multiple concussions in that time.

More than 1,000 former NFL players are suing the league across the country, saying not enough was done to inform players about the dangers of concussions in the past, and not enough is done to take care of them today.

The league has said any allegation that the league intentionally sought to mislead players is without merit.

In other Redskins news, the team unveiled its 80th Anniversary uniforms on Thursday night in Ashburn.

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