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  1. Former NFL players to appeal dismissal of lawsuit over painkiller...

    Lawyers representing 1,300 former NFL players filed notice Tuesday that they plan to appeal a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that teams damaged the players' health by routinely -- and often illegally -- dispensing painkillers.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2015
  2. Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed

    A judge dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL Wednesday, writing that the agreement between the league and the union should address the dangers involved when teams give painkillers to players.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2014
  3. NFLPA testifies that there was no way to press painkiller claims

    The NFL Players Association told the federal judge hearing a lawsuit against the league that the collective bargaining agreement did not provide a way for the union to press claims by former players that NFL teams routinely mishandled painkillers.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  4. Lions, Bengals among teams questioned by DEA agents

    The Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions both confirmed on Monday that they were one of the five NFL teams visited by federal drug enforcement officials Sunday as part of a check on how their medical staffs handle prescription drugs.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2014
  5. NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

    The National Football League on Thursday asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  6. DEA investigating potential painkiller use, abuse in NFL

    The DEA has launched an investigation into potential painkiller abuse in the NFL, the New York Daily News reported Saturday, citing three sources familiar with the probe.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2014
  7. Jim Irsay of Indianapolis Colts discusses addiction

    Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay still isn't ready to discuss the details of his March arrest, but in an extensive interview Monday with The Indianapolis Star, he discussed his ongoing battle with addiction.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  8. Former Dallas Cowboys OL Gennaro DiNapoli faces drug charges

    A former National Football League player is facing charges of selling prescription painkillers from his Connecticut home.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  9. Second wave of former players join NFL lawsuit

    Former Pro Bowl defender Marcellus Wiley added his name to a lawsuit accusing NFL teams of illegally dispensing powerful narcotics and other drugs to keep players on the field without regard for their long-term health.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  10. Adrian Peterson empathizes with ex-players suing NFL over painkil...

    Adrian Peterson empathizes with former players who are suing the NFL over painkillers and other medication they were given during their playing days.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  11. NFL - Painkillers lawsuit magnifies teams' responsibility to prot...

    Jim Trotter

    Players will do almost anything to stay on the field, which is why the NFL must do more to police painkillers, Jim Trotter writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  12. Excerpt on painkillers abuse in NFL from 'The King of Sports' by ...

    Gregg Easterbrook

    An excerpt from Gregg Easterbrook's book looks at how painkiller abuse has joined head trauma as one of the NFL's ugly truths exposed by former players.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2014
  13. Painkillers lawsuit shines light on NFL culture

    Johnette Howard

    The painkillers lawsuit exposes a backstage reality that is more deceitful and unhealthy than we realized, Johnette Howard writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  14. NFL illegally supplied risky painkilling drugs, former players al...

    A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit that the league illegally supplied them with risky painkillers that numbed their injuries and led to medical complications.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  15. Irsay 2012 interview on painkiller addiction

    Mike Wells

    Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, who faces four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance after he was arrested late Sunday night, sat down with ESPN's Hannah Storm in 2012 (starts at 1:43 mark) to talk about his substance abuse histor...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  16. Jon Lester says Boston Red Sox reviewing Toradol policy

    Gordon Edes

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester said that the team's medical staff and general manager Ben Cherington told the club's pitchers Monday that they are reviewing its policy regarding the use of Toradol, a legal anti-inflammatory drug.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013