Friday November 7th, 2014

Former NFL safety Harry Hamilton is suing the league for $5 million, claiming he was not made fully aware of the dangers associated with football-related head injuries. 

Hamilton told The Citizens' Voice he has memory issues, headaches, anger management issues and sometimes relies on painkillers to get through the day.

Hamilton, 52, was one of more than 200 players to opt out of the proposed $765 million settlement from the class action lawsuit against the league. 

Hamilton played eight seasons in the NFL — four with the New York Jets and four with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — from 1984 to 1991. He was selected in the seventh round of the 1984 draft after playing collegiately for Penn State. He retired at the age of 29 and later became a lawyer. 

- Dan Gartland

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