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Quote of note
“I firmly believe the NFL could have and should have done more to protect Ray (Easterling). That’s why I am seeking to hold the NFL accountable. Having lived through Ray’s struggle, I desperately hope and pray others can be spared the pain and suffering we have endured – and still endure every day.” - Mary Ann Easterling, widow of the former player, who killed himself in April after years of brain issues. Her statement was released as more than 80 lawsuits against the NFL were combined Thursday to form one case of more than 2,000 former players. The players are suing over what they say was the NFL’s failure to protect them from neurological risks.
News to know
I’ll Have Another, the winner of horse racing’s first two legs of the Triple Crown, will try to become the first such winner since 1978 when he runs Saturday in the Belmont Stakes. The horse is an early 4-5 favorite to win, but he drew the 11 post position. ESPN reports that only two horses have won the Belmont from No. 11 in since 1905.
Hot video: Chinese boy dangles from balcony
A quick-thinking neighbor held the boy in place until help arrived.
GateHouse News Service