Forrest Gregg fighting Parkinson's, not the NFL

Updated: April 17, 2013, 6:01 PM ET
Associated Press

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg says that while he and his neurologist blame concussions for his Parkinson's disease, he's not going to sue the NFL like thousands of other former players.

The 79-year-old says he doesn't begrudge those who have joined the lawsuits but he has his pensions from his playing and coaching days and "I don't need anything from anybody but what I earned."

He said he's an "independent type" and doesn't believe in holding others accountable ...

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