Kevin Turner, lead plaintiff in head injury lawsuit against NFL, dies after battle with ALS

Former NFL fullback Kevin Turner died Thursday at age 46 after battling ALS for six years. He was a lead plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit that accused the NFL of hiding the dangers of head injuries.

According to his foundation's website, Turner was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death.

A former Alabama standout who spent six NFL seasons with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, Turner was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in 2010.

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