Ex-South Carolina pros join suit against NFL

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Stephen Davis and Corey Miller are among five former NFL players from South Carolina joining a lawsuit alleging the NFL concealed information linking football-related head injuries to permanent neurological problems.

 

Davis, from Spartanburg, was a three-time Pro Bowl running back who played for Washington, Carolina and St. Louis from 1996-2006. Miller, from Pageland, spent nine seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants and Min­nesota Vikings.

Others joining the lawsuit are ex-NFL players Henry Taylor, from Barnwell; Travis Williams, from Columbia; and Langston Moore, from Charleston.

Documents to get the five and Davis’ wife DeeDee as part of the class-action suit were filed July 5 in U.S. District Court in Columbia.

COLTS: Home games could be blacked out on television in the Indianapolis area this season if the team doesn’t sell all its tickets.

Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward told The Indianapolis Star the team has 2,000 season tickets still to be sold. If those don’t sell, the team will try to sell tickets for individual games.

The NFL has eased its TV blackout rules, allowing local telecasts if 85 percent of seats are sold. Teams, however, can set the threshold above 85 percent if they wish.

COURTS: Ryan Leaf’s attorney says Texas prosecutors have canceled their outstanding warrants until the ex-NFL quarterback completes drug treatment in Montana.

Leaf had been facing extradition to face a probation revocation hearing in Randall County after he was charged with drug and burglary offenses in Great Falls this spring.

Leaf was sentenced in June to spend nine months in drug treatment, followed by six months in a prerelease center and two years of probation.

After his sentencing, Texas authorities issued warrants for Leaf to appear at a hearing to revoke the probation sentence that he received for drug charges in 2010.

Leaf attoney Kenneth Olson told the Great Falls Tribune the warrants have been rescinded so that Leaf can serve out his Montana sentence before facing potential penalties in Texas.

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