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An Aug. 20,1970 photo of Gale Sayers of the Chicago Bears. (AP Photo)

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Former Bears star running back Gale Sayers alleges the National Football League failed to protect him from brain trauma.

He spent all eight of his seasons with the Bears in the 60s and early 70s and broke a lot of records.

The lawsuit says Sayers has developed "cognitive issues," headaches and short- term memory loss.

No comment so far from the NFL.

The Bears are not named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

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