Clinton Portis wants the NFL held accountable for their inaction on serious head injuries.
Retired Redskins running back Clinton Portis has filed a lawsuit against the NFL for failing to do enough to protect players against head injuries.
Portis is the lead plaintiff in an 85-player lawsuit filed in a Florida District Court Tuesday. According to the complaint, obtained by The Washington Times, attorneys says the NFL did not do enough to protect players from head injuries… and concealed their long-term impact.
Portis famously suffered a season-ending concussion against the Atlanta Falcons in 2009. He continues to suffer from headaches, according to the lawsuit, and is "at heightened risk of developing further adverse neurological symptoms in the future."
The running back joins other big names who once wore the burgundy and gold in suing the NFL, including Hall of Famer Art Monk and Super Bowl quarterback Mark Rypien.
The Redskins cut Portis in 2010, and he officially retired last year. He played seven seasons with the Redskins, and holds the franchise record for rushing yards in a season.