Just In Time for the Super Bowl – Junior Seau’s Family Sues the NFL

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. You should get used to that phrase or the abbreviation: CTE. You will be hearing a lot about it – that is if you have been ignoring everything in the past. Junior Seau's family sues NFL over brain injuries.

The family of Junior Seau, the likely future Pro Football Hall of Famer who committed suicide last May by shooting himself in the chest, filed a wrongful death suit Wednesday against the National Football League. The suit alleges the league failed to protect Seau from the dangers of hits to the head and their long-term effects.

The effects of repeated concussion have been known for a while. The lawsuit also names helmet manufacturer, Riddell, Inc., claiming they knew their equipment was unsafe.

This is an interesting story from NPR, from a year ago, on this topic.