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Rich Miano

The local football hero has become a strong advocate for reducing players’ head injuries

By Lee Catterall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 24, 2012

~~<p>More than 16 years had passed since Rich Miano hung up his professional football jersey when an attorney-friend from New Jersey asked him to be a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit blaming the National Football League for serious head injuries to players.</p>
<p>After talking with his wife and parents, Miano agreed to take the role in the fraud and negligence lawsuit filed in January at Philadelphia, accusing the NFL of publishing nonscientific papers written by biased members of the league&rsquo;s medical committee.</p>
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More than 16 years had passed since Rich Miano hung up his professional football jersey when an attorney-friend from New Jersey asked him to be a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit blaming the National Football League for serious head injuries to players.

After talking with his wife and parents, Miano agreed to take the role in the fraud and negligence lawsuit filed in January at Philadelphia, accusing the NFL of publishing nonscientific papers written by biased members of the league’s medical committee. Login for more...



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