Former ESPN analyst Merril Hoge is joining the thousands of people who have sued agricultural giant Monsanto over its popular weed killer Roundup, according to CNN.
The eight-year NFL veteran is alleging that his exposure to Roundup as a boy while working on a farm eventually caused him to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2003. While Hoge survived the ordeal, he reportedly alleged he was left with permanent “physical pain and mental anguish.”
The suit was reportedly filed in a U.S. District Court in Idaho, with Hoge accusing the company of promoting false statements about the safety of Roundup.
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