Former players called NFL's Brain Injury committee a 'sham'

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Former NFL players continued their legal fight against the league on Tuesday,{}calling the committee the NFL formed to examine and research the effects of head injuries "a sham."

The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury committee was "designed to get information about neurological risks, but in fact spread misinformation," players' lawyer David Frederick said at a federal hearing.

A judge must decide whether the players complaints will remain in court or be sent to arbitration.

About 4,200 of the league 12,000 former players have joined in the litigation, including former Crimson Tide star Kevin Turner. Turner played eight seasons in the NFL. He developed Lou Gehrig's disease in 2010.

Turner and his family{}made the trip to Philadelphia for Tuesday's hearing.