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Sayers concussion lawsuit against NFL to be dropped

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Former Chicago Bears Running Back Gale Sayers says he did not give his consent to file a lawsuit against the NFL.

The lawsuit alleged the league was negligent in the handling of the head injuries Sayers suffered in his football career, resulting in headaches and memory loss.

He played with the Bears from 1965 to 1972.

Attorney John F. Winters, the lawyer behind the lawsuit, says Sayers contacted him Tuesday, then changed his mind Saturday.

The Hall of Famer says he spoke with the attorney as a favor for Former Bears Safety Shaun Gayle, but did not agree to sue.

Rosemont-based helmet manufacturer Riddell was also named in the lawsuit.

Winters called it all a “big misunderstanding”, and says he will drop the case.

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