Mel Owens, a Ten Year Veteran in the NFL and Partner of NBO Law (, to Attend the 4th Annual NFL Retired Players' Summit in Arlington, Texas

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One of the primary attorneys in the medication class action lawsuit recently filed against the NFL, Mel Owens will be attending the 4th Annual NFL Retired Players' Summit. The class action lawsuit filed by Mel’s firm NBO Law, in conjunction with STSW, alleges that the NFL has fostered a culture of prescription drug misuse.

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Attorney Mel Owens of Namanny, Byrne & Owens (NBO Law), the law firm which filed the first and only class action lawsuit against the NFL for negligent administration of painkillers and other medications (filed in the U.S. District Court of San Francisco), will be present at the 4th Annual NFL Retired Players' Summit on May 30th and 31st 2014 at the Arlington Hilton Hotel 2401 E. Lamar Blvd., Arlington, TX 76006. For more information on the Retired Players' Summit, go to

Mel Owens ( of NBO Law will be available to address any questions or concerns and can be reached directly at 310.925.7181.

“Attending the 4th Annual NFL Retired Players’ Summit will allow me to interact with former NFL players face to face and address any concerns they have about the lawsuit,” said Mel Owens. “These players have questions about how to get involved with the case, if they qualify, and whether the case will help them receive the proper medical attention. My aim is to answer these questions and help them create a safer league for generations to come.”

The case against the league (Case3:14-cv-02324) alleges that the NFL fostered an environment wherein controlled substances and prescription drugs were grossly misused. As it stands, over 700 former NFL players have already joined the lawsuit. These players all tell an incredibly similar story – that for over four decades, numerous injections of anti-inflammatories and pain killers and large amounts of prescription pills have been distributed illegally by trainers, in violation of their medical duty “to do no harm” in every NFL team. The players, under intense pressure to play and practice, even while hurt, acquiesced to the trainers’ drug injections.

Of the 700+ former players, the eight named plaintiffs agree that their motivation for moving forward with the case is to receive necessary medical care for themselves and other former players.

For more information about the lawsuit or NBO Law, go to or

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