Nine more former players for the Kansas City Chiefs, including two Chiefs Hall of Famers, joined a lawsuit filed against the team that alleges they suffered brain injuries and other damages from concussions.
The suit was filed by Independence attorney Ken McClain, who has won settlements and damages in cases against tobacco companies, BP/Amoco and microwave popcorn manufacturers. The suit against the Chiefs involves only players who were with the team from 1987 to 1993, because it uses a clause in Missouri law that allows players to directly sue the team for damages during periods when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place. The clause is set to expire at the end of this year.
Five players joined the lawsuit initially. Now joining them are Chiefs Hall of Famers Albert Lewis and Art Still and seven other players.