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Carl Banks: It’s open season on the NFL


The National Football League is facing a number of lawsuits from former players which has led to plenty of discussion about just how valid some of the complaints have been. While we have to take everyone on their word until the facts can prove otherwise, one former player seems to think this is just the beginning of the lawsuits that could be coming the league’s way.

Carl Banks, a former Pro Bowl linebacker and two-time Super Bowl champion, said that it is “open season” on the league.

Banks doesn’t seem to believe there is a solid argument behind every lawsuit, but he is happy that the attention being brought on the league’s flaws can bring about change.

“It’s open season on the league,” Banks told the New York Daily News. “Some of it is valid, some of it is not. The more noise made, the more attention is brought to it. That’s fine, too. That brings about change.

“I never took a shot as a professional athlete ever. The time I played, I know for a fact that our training staff with the Giants wasn’t big on shooting guys up. I don’t think the Giants staff was reckless in that regard, randomly handing out painkillers.”

This is just the beginning of the NFL’s legal issues and we shouldn’t expect to see the lawsuits go away anytime soon, so we better buckle up and prepare for a wild ride as more and more players begin to go after the league during open season.

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