Terry Allen is the latest former Washington Redskins standout to sue the NFL over concussions sustained during his career, according to court records reviewed by The Washington Times.
Allen is one of 102 plaintiffs in a suit filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Most of the lawsuits spanning over 2,000 ex-players have been filed in the court and lawyers expect the suits filed in other jurisdictions to eventually be moved to Pennsylvania.
Over 150 former Redskins have joined the flurry of suits, including Hall of Fame wide receiver Art Monk earlier this month.
A member of the 70 Greatest Redskins selected in 2002, Allen played running back for the Redskins from 1995-98 as part of a 10-year NFL career. His best season came in 1996 when he rushed for 1,353 yards and 21 touchdowns to earn a spot in the Pro Bowl.
The lawsuit doesn’t detail each plaintiff’s alleged injuries, but asks for unspecified damages for the plaintiffs and their spouses. It’s similar to the other litigation, alleging the NFL failed to warn players about the long-term impact of concussions.
Interestingly, the lawsuit asks the court to require the NFL establish a medical monitoring program that includes a trust fund to cover related expenses and written notification to the plaintiffs about the importance of monitoring.