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NFL and ex-players announce brain injury settlement fund: $765 million

August 29, 2013
by Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief
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Fund open to all former players with settlements up to $5 million; NFL can stay mum about brain injury research

A flurry of news reports indicate that the National Football League and 4,500 former players today proposed to settle claims of concussion-realted brain injuries for $765 million, with individual settlements of up to $5 million for men with Alzheimer’s disease; $4 million for those diagnosed after death with chronic traumatic encephalopathy; and $3 million for players with dementia.

As a condition of the settlement, the ex-players agreed that the NFL need not disclose the findings of its Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee, which has been studying the incidence of neurological problems among players for at least a decade.

Now that the NFL is freed from the legal burden of disclosing these findings, I hope that they'll find a way to share these important findings, which could do so much to help other TBI sufferers nationwide.  

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