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June 7th, 2012
02:00 PM ET

Widow Mary Ann Easterling joins fight against NFL in class-action brain injury lawsuit

A massive new class action suit is being filed today against the NFL, which claims that the league knew for years that hits could cause long-term brain injuries and that the league tried to hide the problem from both players and fans.

The suit combines more than 80 lawsuits from more than 2,000 former players and their families, including Mary Ann Easterling, who is the widow of Falcons star safety Ray Easterling. You might remember he took his own life in April after he suffered from the symptoms of brain damage for more than 20 years. Mary Ann Easterling joins us this morning. What would you like to see come out of this lawsuit?

Mary Ann Easterling talks to Soledad this morning about what she'd like to see come out of the suit.


Filed under: Brain injury • Lawsuit • NFL