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Judge Approves
Preliminary N.F.L. Settlement

New York Times, by Ken Belson

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/7/2014 4:10:40 PM

A federal judge approved a preliminary settlement between the N.F.L. and lawyers for the more than 4,500 retired players who sued the league, accusing it of hiding the dangers of concussions and repeated head hits. The judge’s consent, which was widely anticipated, means that all of the roughly 18,000 retired players and their beneficiaries can now vote on the deal, which includes a promise from the N.F.L. to pay an unlimited amount of awards to players with certain severe neurological conditions. Legal experts anticipate that it will be approved because the new settlement addressed the main concern United States District

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The monies here are just staggering. Hard to feel any sympathy for athletics, unless they could individually take another player to court for an intentional head injury. For those of US watching the World Cup, some group is already advocating to stop the use of head shots in the game because of possible concussions. Stay tuned.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/7/2014 6:20:06 PM     (No. 9914266)

So now the older players get justice...and go from just plain ´Duh´, to ´Gimme Duh Money´.

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