9th Circuit allows retired players to pursue lawsuit against NFL

Retired NFL players sued the league, claiming it distributed controlled substances and prescription drugs to them in violation of state and federal laws and the manner in which the drugs were administered left them with permanent injuries and chronic medical conditions. The players contended that the NFL's actions were negligent and that the league was liable for negligently hiring and retaining incompetent persons to dispense the drugs, negligent misrepresentations, fraudulent concealment, fraud, and loss of consortium.

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