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DETROIT -- Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is suing the NFL and helmet maker Riddell after concussion problems helped cut short his career. Jeff Adams Texans Jersey . The lawsuit was filed in Wayne County Circuit Court on Tuesday. It alleges the league has been aware of evidence of mild traumatic brain injuries and the risk for its players for years, but "deliberately ignored and actively concealed" the information. It also accuses Riddell of making defective helmets and failing to inform the players of the long-term effects of concussions. "The NFL, like the sport of boxing, was aware of the health risks associated with repetitive blows producing sub-concussive and concussive results and the fact that some members of the NFL players population were at significant risk of developing long-term brain damage and cognitive decline as a result," the lawsuit reads. "Despite its knowledge and controlling role in governing player conduct on and off the field, the NFL turned a blind eye to the risk and failed to warn and/or impose safety regulations governing this health and safety problem." A message was left Wednesday seeking comment from the NFL. Riddell spokeswoman Erin Griffin declined comment Wednesday night. The Detroit Free Press was the first to report on the lawsuit. Bests suit comes just days before the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Sunday. It also comes on the heels of a ruling by a federal judge that calls into question the viability of a proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims. U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody denied preliminary approval of the plan because shes worried the money for 20,000 retired players could run out sooner than expected. She also raised concerns two weeks ago that anyone who gets concussion damages from the NFL would be barred from suing the NCAA or other amateur football leagues. Best was selected by the Lions in the first round of the 2010 draft and accounted for 1,000-plus yards and six touchdowns as a rookie. But he was limited to six games during the 2011 season after what he said was the third concussion of his football career. He was cut by Detroit in July. Best also had a scary fall when he was a college player at California that knocked him out and sent him to the hospital with a concussion and sore back. Best, who turns 25 on Thursday, is seeking compensatory and punitive damages from the NFL and Riddell, to go along with economic and non-economic damages. "Unfortunately, with these types of injuries, as has been documented, the long-term effects of the injuries to the brain may not manifest themselves for a number of years," Bret Schnitzer, Bests attorney, said in an email to The Associated Press. "Jahvid obviously had some manifestation of concussion syndrome, which is well documented in the media. But in terms of the full extent of the injury to the brain, as we can see from other players and from the science, that cant always be determined in a 25-year-old." Schnitzer declined to make Best available for an interview. "He was disabled from playing football due to the concussions. Thats all Im really going to indicate in terms of his condition at this time," Schnitzer said in an email. "Itll develop through the litigation." Johnathan Joseph Texans Jersey . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night. DeAndre Hopkins Texans Jersey . The players spoke Jan. 13 during a Major League Baseball Players Association conference call after Rodriguez sued the union and Major League Baseball to overturn an arbitrators decision suspending him for the 2014 season and post-season. . Rob Manfred, baseballs chief operating officer, testified last week during the grievance filed by the players union to overturn Rodriguezs 211-game suspension. A person familiar with the hearing, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press on Saturday that Manfred testified the sport wasnt concerned whether Bosch distributed performance-enhancing drugs to minors because MLBs interest was his relationship with players under investigation.Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) - Two teams heading in opposite directions meet in an inter-confernce clash on Saturday when the San Jose Earthquakes welcome the Montreal Impact to Buck Shaw Stadium. Montreal enters the matching riding high after posting a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire last weekend to move into first place in the Eastern Conference with 16 points. After a hard-fought but scoreless first half, Montreal found a breakthrough in the 57th minute through Andres Romero and Marco Di Vaio made it 2-0 for the home side with 14 minutes to play to wrap up the Impacts fifth victory in league play. "Coming off a tie here in our last home game, we knew we needed to win this game," captain Davy Arnaud said. "We knew it was going to be tough, but its a very good result for us." The Impact also qualified for a berth in the Canadian Championship final on Wednesday after posting a 6-0 thrashing of Toronto FC to win the two-legged semifinal by a 6-2 aggregate score. "To come back from a game in which we suffered like we did in the first leg, we showed the high level at which this team can play," said head coach Marco Schallibaum. "Tonight, we wanted to win without a doubt, I am very proud to be the coach of this team and very proud of the guys tonnight. Duane Brown Texans Jersey. " San Jose, meanwhile, earned a point in a 2-2 draw with Chivas USA after second-half substitute Cordell Cato scored an equalizer in the 76th minute, but the 2013 version of the Earthquakes has severely under performed in comparison to the 2012 side the won the Supporters Shield with 66 points. The Earthquakes currently sit in sixth place in the Western Conference with 10 points and have not taken a full three points since a 1-0 win over Seattle on March 23 -- a span of five matches, which is their longest winless run since a since their 13-game streak from June 17-Aug. 27, 2011. "Obviously conceding two goals is never good. We had enough chances to win this game. It was a frustrating night and disappointed for the guys. They put the effort in to get the three points and we could not quite do it. We played well but we have to do better on their goals, and it is something to look at." Saturdays task will be even tougher for San Jose as forward Steven Lenhart will miss the match after being suspended for two games by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for a violent challenge on Chivas Mario De Luna. In the clubs only all-time meeting last season, Montreal claimed a 3-1 victory behind goals from Di Vaio, Lamar Neagle and Patrice Bernier. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '