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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The NFL will open its wallet to help retired players suffering from dementia and other concussion-related damages. The league and lawyers for the 4,500 former NFL players who accused the league of covering up the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injuries unveiled a proposed settlement on Wednesday that removes the cap on concussion-related damages. The NFL agreed to pay $765 million in August to settle the concussion lawsuit filed in Philadelphia federal court by retired players in 2013. But U.S. District Court Judge Anita B. Brody, expressing concerns that there would not be enough money to cover every claim, rejected the deal in January.

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The NFL should build it's own facility for serious research and treatment. Hire the best physician's and require the players use their services. With the amount of players "heading" for treatment, this would be the cheapest way out. And the research should help others.

#1 | Posted by autonomous at 2014-06-25 04:17 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

The NFL should build it's own facility for serious research and treatment. Hire the best physician's and require the players use their services. With the amount of players "heading" for treatment, this would be the cheapest way out. And the research should help others.

#1 | Posted by autonomous

Yeah cause clubs of billionaires are always known for doing the right thing...

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-06-25 09:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

Where does this Judge get off pretending she knows how much money the NFL Owners have? Or maybe she is on their payroll.

#3 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-25 09:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yeah cause clubs of billionaires are always known for doing the right thing...

#2 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

True, but I think he was referring to their greed rather than good will. The possible right thing wouldn't be the goal, just a side effect.

#4 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-06-26 05:01 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"Where does this Judge get off pretending she knows how much money the NFL Owners have? Or maybe she is on their payroll."

A recent Forbes survey of the most valuable supports franchises in the world listed all 32 NFL teams in the top fifty. The owner-friendly collective bargaining agreement instituted after the lockout will see to it that no matter how poorly teams play on the field or how badly the front offices are managed, the owners will be flush with millions of $$$ for years to come.

#5 | Posted by DCTexan at 2014-06-26 08:45 AM | Reply | Flag:

So long as players are taught to tackle with their heads, and are convinced that helmets provide them more protection than that from the rest of their padding, concussions will still occur on a frequent basis. Give players better padding and better coaching and concussions will decrease in frequency...

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2014-06-26 08:47 AM | Reply | Flag:

Should be "most valuable sports franchises." Not "supports."

#7 | Posted by DCTexan at 2014-06-26 11:01 AM | Reply | Flag:

That is just plain silly.

Everyone knows if you remove your cap you are likely to incur more concussions.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-06-26 02:38 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

"A recent Forbes survey of the most valuable supports franchises in the world listed all 32 NFL teams in the top fifty."

"You're kidding" - Jacksonville Jaguars

#9 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-06-26 02:51 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

The Romans were more honest when they threw undesirables to the lions.

#10 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-06-27 03:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

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