Ex-NFL Halfback Accuses League Docs of Purposely Misdiagnosing Major Injuries so he Could Play


Screen-Shot-2016-08-31-at-2.25.17-PM-e1472668761331-650x432Retired NFL running back Fred Taylor claims that doctors recommended by the league never told him he had a fractured clavicle and other major injuries, which he played through for years.

The longtime Jacksonville Jaguars star took to Twitter Wednesday to make the serious accusation:

Taylor says he’s applied for “Line of Duty” pay from the league on three occasions, and has been denied each time. According to the NFL Alumni Association, which is largely comprised of ex-players and coaches, the Line of Duty benefit is given to those who incur “substantial disablement arising out of NFL football activities.” Taylor claims to have suffered permanent shoulder damage.

[h/t Deadspin]

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