Former Green Bay Packers running back Dorsey Levens is one of several claimants in a set of lawsuits filed Wednesday in an Atlanta federal court.
The former player’s part of the suit claims the National Football League has hidden the dangers of brain injuries in football.
Jamal Lewis, Fulton Kuykendall, Ryan E. Stewart and Levens had the suits filed Wednesday in Atlanta on their behalf.
The suit states, “Despite overwhelming medical evidence that on-field concussions lead directly to brain injuries and frequent tragic repercussions for retired players, the NFL not only failed to take effective action in an attempt to protect players from suffering, but failed to inform players of the true risks associated with concussions.”
Levens, who said he suffered many concussions and has brought the issue of brain injuries to light through his filmmaking, played in 102 games, including 53 starts, for the Packers from 1994-2001. In an 11-season career overall, he amassed 7,289 yards rushing and receiving.
Levens said that he suffers from multiple past traumatic brain injuries with symptoms including, but not limited to, memory loss, headaches and sleeplessness.