Tony Dorsett’s workers’ comp claim was denied

Tony Dorsett’s workers’ comp claim was denied

UCLA researchers have found that former NFL player Tony Dorsett, above, showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a debilitating condition linked to repeated blows to the head. (Martha Irvine, Associated Press / January 25, 2012)

In this image take from video shot on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, Tony Dorsett, a retired Hall of Fame running back for the Dallas Cowboys, listens to a reporters question in his home in suburban Dallas. Dorsett, 57, is one of at least 300 former players suing the National Football League, claiming the NFL pressured them to play with concussions and other injuries and then failed to help them pay for health care in retirement to deal with those injuries. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine) ** Usable by LA and DC Only **