By Tim Graham
The biggest Buffalo Bills legend yet has joined the nearly 3,000 former players suing the NFL over concussion-related issues.
Modern-day sacks king Bruce Smith filed a lawsuit against the NFL on Thursday, making him the 22nd Hall of Famer to do so, according to Washington Times reporter Nathan Fenno.
Perhaps the only Bills icons who could trump Smith in stature would be quarterback Jim Kelly or running back Thurman Thomas. Both were diagnosed with concussions during their careers.
Fenno reported Smith's lawsuit was boilerplate but quoted the relevant part of the court document: "As a result of the head trauma suffered during his playing career, Bruce Smith suffers from symptoms associated with multiple traumatic brain injury and CTE."
Smith declined to comment for the story through a spokesman.