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A federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million.

The global settlement would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research.


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According to the settlement, $675 million of the $765 million would be used to compensate former players and families of deceased players who have suffered cognitive injury. Other money will be used for baseline medical exams, the cost of which will be capped at $75 million. The NFL will also fund research and education at a cost of $10 million.

Individual awards would be capped at $5 million for men with Alzheimer's disease; $4 million for those diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after their deaths; and $3 million for players with dementia.

The settlement will include all players, their authorized representatives or family members if a player is deceased, who have retired as of the date on which the court gives preliminary approval of the settlement.

The NFL has 20 years to pay the full amount of the settlement, but half of the total must be paid within the first three years and the rest over the next 17 years.

Legal fees are not included in this agreement. A district court will decide what compensation the plaintiffs can receive for those costs.


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What about when the next wave of lawsuits come?





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Good now hopefully we can move away from this.





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Does that mean they can stop playing pussy arse football now?





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$170k per plaintiff





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$170k per plaintiff


lol no. Lawyer fees.






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lol no. Lawyer fees.


no shite. that's the gross #






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Does that mean they can stop playing pussy arse football now?
Hope so






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Does that mean they can stop playing pussy arse football now?



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The lawsuits accuse the league of hiding known risks of concussions for decades to return players to games and protect its image. The NFL has denied any wrongdoing.


Now that the players know the risks, they should be allowed to go back to hitting for realz.






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That's less than I was expecting





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I wonder how many of these players will spend all of their winnings in less than 3 months.





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Seems like the NFL got a pretty good deal if this is the end of the lawsuits. Couldve been a lot worse





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That's less than I was expecting



Yep. There was some talk about the suits potentially bankrupting the nfl back when they were first filed.






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Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia announced the proposed settlement Thursday after months of court-ordered mediation. She still must approve it at a later date.


Any legal experts know what the chances are that the judge would throw out a settlement like this?






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Any legal experts know what the chances are that the judge would throw out a settlement like this?


I think the judge has already accepted it, per the roto blurb about it






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The lawsuits accuse the league of hiding known risks of concussions for decades to return players to games and protect its image. The NFL has denied any wrongdoing.


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Now that the players know the risks, they should be allowed to go back to hitting for realz.


No shite. Everyone entering into the league now knows the inherent dangers. Hit on guys!






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Maybe they should have weight limits. You know, like we had we had in pee wee leagues.





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Price of beer just went up again





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What about when the next wave of lawsuits come?


My thoughts exactly and a settlement doesn't really put them in the best position to win the next wave either






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