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Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 at 2:04 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Report: Sayers Denies Involvement in Concussion Lawsuit

Report: Sayers Denies Involvement in Concussion Lawsuit

Bears Hall of Famer Gale Sayers said Saturday that he did not consent to a lawsuit filed on his behalf Friday in the U.S. District Court in Chicago that alleges the NFL and helmet maker Riddell failed to prevent repeated head injuries. Sayers told The Chicago Tribune that he spoke with an attorney last Thursday after a request from former Bears safety Shaun Gayle, but that he did not agree to sue the NFL. The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Chicago claims Sayers, who played for the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1972, suffers headaches, occasional short-term memory loss and other cognitive deficits. It says the affliction is caused by chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Read »