Former CFL player to take concussion case to Supreme Court
Former C-F-L star receiver Arland Bruce the Third is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to allow him to continue with his lawsuit against the league.
Bruce says he suffered ``permanent and disabling'' repetitive head trauma during his 13 years with a number of Canadian football teams.
Two lower courts in B-C have dismissed the suit because Canada's top court has previously ruled that unionized employees must use labour arbitration to resolve disputes that arise from their collective agreement.
Bruce's lawyers argue the C-F-L collective agreement is unusual because athletes individually negotiate their pay, have no long-term disability insurance plan, are excluded from occupational health and safety regulations and are not entitled to workers compensation.