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(WTVR) - A Texas lawyer has filed a class action lawsuit against the NFL saying it ignored and tried to hide the dangers of concussions for decades.

The players are asking for compensation for head-trauma they suffered while playing in the league.

Richmond native and ex-NFL player Ray Easterling committed suicide in April.

His wife says football head injuries led to his taking his own life.

Easterling`s death is just one in a string of suicides by ex-NFL players suffering from brain disease that may been caused by concussions.

Fourteen players including lead plantiff hall of fame running back Eric Dickerson, are named in the suit.