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Players sue the National Hockey League

  • Nine players are suing the National Hockey League for intentionally promoting a culture of extreme violence. A similar suit was brought against the league in November but this one has been described to be more graphic. 

    The suit states that the NHL didn't object the risks of head trauma and kept evidence on the topic from players. 

    "The NHL has subjected and continues to subject its players to the imminent risk of head trauma and, as a result, devastating and long-term negative health consequences," the suit says. However, the league's deputy commissioner said "we are completely satisfied with our record on player safety, including as it relates to head injuries and brain trauma."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/sports/hockey/nhl-exploited-violence-players-suit-contends.html?hp&_r=1

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