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The rigors of the job

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola fully expects to suffer from short-term memory loss when his career is over. Raiola said NFL players know the condition is a hazard and one of the rigors of their job. “I think when you sign up for this job, you know what you’re getting into,” Raiola (pictured right) said Tuesday. That’s why the 11-year veteran couldn’t imagine himself suing the league for health problems as more than 1,000 former players have done. Four ex-NFL players sued the league Monday, saying it didn’t properly protect them from concussions they blame for health problems. Their attorney says they suffer from memory loss, headaches, depression and other symptoms characteristic of those with traumatic brain injuries. – Associated Press