A new class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in San Francisco alleges players were given prescription drugs, obtained illegally, instead of receiving actual medical care for their injuries, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Players allege the NFL's administration of drugs caused them to become addicted to narcotics and painkillers.
The lawsuit "seeks an injunction creating an NFL-funded testing and monitoring program to help prevent addiction and injuries and disabilities related to the use of painkillers."
Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon is named in the suit, and claims team doctors never informed him of a broken neck.
Six of the eight players named in the lawsuit were also named in the case that claimed the league covered up the risks of concussions. The NFL settled for $765 million, though players did not receive compensation for damages incurred.