Statement of NFL Great Paul Hornung Regarding Lawsuit Filed Against RiddellJuly 8, 2016
Paul Hornung, July 8, 2016:
The main reason for bringing this lawsuit is to use my name and experience to alert former players and warn every current NFL player, every college and high school player and every little tyke playing on the football field that brain injury is real and that the head should never be used as a weapon. It is my hope that this case shines a bright spotlight on the helmet industry to ensure that it works diligently to protect players from harm.
Football is a fantastic sport and the lifelong friends and benefits I have derived are immeasurable. However, the issues I deal with on a daily basis have truly adversely affected my life. If my experience can help others, then I feel a responsibility to continue to do everything in my power to do so. That responsibility includes pursuing this lawsuit and working with the Brain Injury, Dementia, and Alzheimer National Associations to bring any information we learn in this case to light and championing the cause of brain protection.
To read the news release Corboy & Demetrio issued on July 7, 2016, announcing the lawsuit, click here.
Case information: Case# 2016L006686; Paul Hornung and Angela Hornung v. Riddell Sports Group, Inc.
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