Kevin Turner, one of the lead plaintiffs in a concussion-related lawsuit brought by more than 5,000 former players against the N.F.L., died Thursday after a six-year battle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or A.L.S.
He was 46.
Turner, a star running back at Alabama who played for eight years in the N.F.L. for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, was one of the loudest advocates in the case against the league, which was accused of hiding the dangers of concussions and head hits from players. In 2013, the N.F.L. reached a settlement with the players that was approved by a federal district court judge in 2015.
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