NFL Concussion Lawsuits Now Include Johnnie Morton, 12 Others

The NFL has been increasing the emphasis on safety, especially concussions the past season or so, but that hasn't stopped former NFL players from joining the lawsuit against the NFL. Another lawsuit has now been added to the pile, according to Paul D. Anderson, who's been compiling the list of players in the lawsuit.

Yet another lawsuit was filed on Monday in the Superior Court of California - Los Angeles: Johnnie Morton et al v. NFL. It names 13 former players as plaintiffs. The most notable player is 12-season veteran Johnnie Morton, who played primarily for the Detroit Lions and then played three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Morton joining the lawsuit blaming the NFL seems kind of silly to me, considering that after his NFL career as a wide receiver, he decided to take up the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Morton had just one professional fight in his MMA career. Back in 2007, Morton took on Bernard Ackah at the K-1 Dynamite!! USA event in California. Morton was knocked out with a punch in 0:38 seconds in the first-round and was out for quite a while, being taken out on a stretcher. I don't know how many concussions Morton suffered in the NFL, but I find it hard to believe if he has issues dealing with life after football, this concussion suffered in the MMA match had to play a part.

For more developments on these concussion lawsuits, please keep visiting this StoryStream. For complete coverage of all things football, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NFL hub.

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