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Jahvid Best suing the NFL and helmet maker

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Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best has filed a lawsuit against the National Football League, helmet maker Riddell and equipment brand Easton-Bell Sports over concussions he suffered that ended his football career. 

Best was a first round draft pick out of Cal. in 2010 and played two seasons with the Lions before being cut in July 2013 and has not been cleared to play a team of doctors in any potential return. 

The 90 page report alleges that the NFL knew about the risk of concussions but didn't help or protect players enough and that the league allowed him to be drafted despite his history of concussions suffered in college, reported the Detroit Free Press

It is not specified in the suit how much Best is asking for, but his attorney Bret Schnitzer told "One of (the requests) is to set up a medical fund for Mr. Best in order to deal with future medical conditions out of this concussion syndrome. 

The 24 year old Best has also reportedly filed a workers compensation claim against his former team, the Lions. 

Best played 22 games for Detroit in 2010 and 2011, rushing for 945 yards and nine touchdowns along with catching 85 passes for 774 yards and three touchdowns.

He last played on October 16th 2011, against the San Francisco 49ers where Best suffered the last concussion of his career. 

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