Former Detroit Lions receiver Johnnie Morton files concussion lawsuit
Former Lions wide receiver Johnnie Morton is the latest former NFL player to file a lawsuit against the NFL due to concussion issues. His is the 81st such lawsuit according to NFLConcussionLitigation.com.
Morton, who also played for the Chiefs and 49ers, was a healthy nut while in Detroit where he never missed a game or a practice. His injury was either hidden or happened later in his career.
As ProFootball.com pointed out, Morton’s case is a little different than most. Following his NFL career, he tried his luck at Mixed Martial Arts. In his one and only fight, which lasted 38 seconds, he got hit so hard he had to be carried off on a stretcher.
While there are 81 suits pending, they involve 2,240 former NFL players.
Where is all of this going? Who knows.
The players know the risks when they sign the contracts.
Morton played eight seasons with the LIons (1994-2001) after being drafted out of USC. He had four seasons with more than 1,000 receiving yards and finished with 35 touchdowns as a Lion.
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