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Family of NFL player Paul Oliver sue Riddell, blame equipment maker for Oliver's suicide linked to CTE

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 16, 2016, 8:33pm

The family of former National Football League player Paul Oliver, who committed suicide in front of his wife and two young sons, has sued the company that made the helmets used by NFL players and other football players at many levels of the game, blaming the manufacturer for conspiring with the NFL and others to cover up its knowledge of the ineffectiveness of its helmets at preventing the kind of brain injuries the family said ultimately led to Oliver's mental illness.