The NFL's Concussion Settlement Is Approved

The NFL’s concussion settlement was approved today by a federal judge. The decision is important because U.S. District Judge Anita Brody has held it up before, once because the amount in the fund had been capped (the cap has since been removed) and another time due to limits on money for medical monitoring, the New… » 4/22/15 9:07pm 4/22/15 9:07pm

Report: Almost All Ex-Players Will Take NFL's Concussion Settlement

ESPN's Outside The Lines reports today that lawyers involved in the concussion case expect "no more than a few hundred" of the approximately 18,000 former NFL players involved to opt out of the settlement. Just nine players have filed paperwork to opt out so far, OTL reports, and the deadline is Tuesday. » 10/13/14 4:43pm 10/13/14 4:43pm

The NFL's Concussion Settlement Is A Disaster

As currently constituted, the NFL's $765 million settlement with former players over the league's handling of brain trauma would not include those who died before 2006, according to Outside The Lines. As the plaintiffs include those who played as early as the 1940s, that means a large number of former players would be… » 9/20/13 1:00pm 9/20/13 1:00pm