Dorsett is hopeful that a regimen of herbs and vitamins will help restore some lost brain function until doctors learn more about CTE. Photo by Elizabeth Lavin

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Tony Dorsett Is Suing the Cowboys


The Hall of Fame running back is the biggest name to join a large lawsuit filed against the NFL for what essentially amounts to a decades-long cultural indifference to the long-term health of employees (the players). The Associated Press has a lengthy feature about it, in which Dorsett describes games in which he was knocked out cold, then returned to take more pounding, only to find himself running the wrong way. Now 57, he says he’s paying dearly for it. The NFL, for it’s part, is taking out a commercial during the Super Bowl to explain all the things the league has done to fight concussions.