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  • "Football has been my life and football has been kind to me," said Dorsett, who starred for the Dallas Cowboys after winning the 1976 Heisman Trophy at Pittsburgh and is the most accomplished and best-known plaintiff in the mass of lawsuits. "But when I signed up for this, I didn't know some of the repercussions; I did know I could get injured, but I didn't know about my head or the trauma or the things that could happen to me later on in life."

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  • "There's definitely a dire need for help for these guys _ for us guys," Dorsett told The Associated Press.

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