Thursday, April 18 2024

The National Football League has been added to a lawsuit that was filed by the father of former NFL player Phillip Adams. Adams killed six people at a Rock Hill home back in 2021. The victims included Dr. Robert Lesslie, a prominent York County doctor, his wife, two of their grandchildren, and two HVAC technicians. Adams died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A judge in Orangeburg County’s civil court granted a motion by Adams’ estate last Monday to add the NFL to their ongoing complaint against South Carolina State University. The new complaint against the league largely mirrors the one filed against the school: that the NFL failed to properly care for Adams and had him play a sport that caused him head trauma. Adams allegedly suffered head trauma while in the league, which his father said resulted in his CTE diagnosis and, ultimately, his death. The complaint also says Adams’ son, identified by the initials P.A., has been facing trauma and grief because of Adams’ death. The suit asks both SC State and the NFL to repay damages and face any necessary punishments deemed appropriate by either the court or jury.

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