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Topic - Mark Rypien
Brett Rypien, a Spokane, Wash., quarterback and nephew of Super Bowl champion quarterback Mark Rypien, has made a verbal commitment to play football at Boise State.
They were Hall of Famers like Tony Dorsett, Super Bowl MVPs like Mark Rypien, and longtime backups like Don Strock.
Over the past 11 months, 2,397 former players have have sued the NFL over concussions, according to a review by The Washington Times of the 90 lawsuits filed through June 14. The plaintiffs, including 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, combined to play 168,020 NFL games.
Mark Rypien is a Super Bowl MVP and champion, a former quarterback for the Washington Redskins and other teams who reached football's pinnacle and now wonders at what cost.
Three weeks ago, Mark Rypien admitted something was wrong.
Former Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien has sued the NFL over "repeated traumatic injuries to his head" sustained during his 11-season career.
"It's a good day, because we're getting help for those who need help," said Mark Rypien, the MVP of the 1992 Super Bowl for the Washington Redskins. "And a sad day, because we didn't get this done earlier to help guys in the past."
"I'm relieved; I don't know about pleased. There are probably too many details to work through that we don't all understand yet, quite frankly," said Rypien, who has dealt with depression and difficulty remembering conversations. "But I'm relieved that both sides came together to protect the game we all love and help the players of the past and tomorrow. And to especially help those who need help right now, who have cognitive issues and those whose quality of life has been taken away."