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July 25th, 2011
09:14 AM ET

Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton on the Plight of Retired Players

Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton has strong opinions about how the NFL handled concussions and other head injuries during his career. A lawsuit has been filed against the NFL by 75 former players and their wives, alleging the league concealed information about the effect of concussions on the brain. Tarkenton tells CNN’s Don Lemon the league and its doctors were not open about the problem until the last couple of years.

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