Former Redskins RB Stephen Davis sues NFL over concussions

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Former Washington Redskins Pro Bowl running back Stephen Davis is the latest big name to sue the NFL over concussions.

Davis is the lead plaintiff in a five-player filed lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in South Carolina.

The lawsuit, first reported by NFLConcussionLitigation.com, repeats the allegations the NFL concealed the long-term impact of concussions familiar from the 98 other lawsuits previously filed.

Davis rushed for 5,790 yards and 45 touchdowns in seven seasons with the Redskins from 1996 to 2002. That included leading the NFL with 17 rushing touchdowns in 1999.

The lawsuit didn’t detail concussion-related problems for any plaintiffs.

According to a count by The Washington Times, 2,606 ex-players are suing the NFL, including over 200 former Redskins.

Here’s our interactive database of each player to sue the NFL over concussions from the first 92 lawsuits and last month’s in-depth look at three ex-Redskins dealing with the consequences of head injuries.

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