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NFL, former players agree to settle concussion lawsuit

The NFL and attorneys for more than 4,000 former players agreed to a $765 million settlement in a combined lawsuit over concussions.

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NFL agrees to revised concussion settlement

The NFL has agreed to lift the cap on monetary funds that can go to former players suffering from brain injuries that occurred as a result of their professional football careers.

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NFL players allegedly wanted $2 billion settlement

The two sides ended up settling for $765 million.

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Damages

The NFL settled its lawsuit against more than 4,500 former NFL players for $765 million. For the NFL, it's an inexpensive legal solution to a problem the league has no idea how to solve. For everyone else, it's more of the same.

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NFL settles concussion lawsuit

The league and some 4,500 players have reached a $765 million agreement.

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Brain disease breakthrough?

Researchers at UCLA say they've identified a degenerative brain disease called 'CTE' in ex-football players who are still living. It's a ground-breaking step for now, and it could lead to improved treatment in the future.

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NFL concussion battle continues

A Federal court is currently reviewing arguments to determine whether or not to move forward with a class action suit from former NFL players claiming negligence on the part of the league over the impact of concussions and head injuries.

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New concussion report could spell trouble for NFL

A joint report from PBS and ESPN found that at least three former NFL players were awarded disability by the NFL retirement board for health issues related to brain injuries suffered while playing football.

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Eric Dickerson Sues NFL Over Concussions, League Now Faces 80 Lawsuits

The NFL's increasing emphasis on player safety and on treating concussions with great gravity is coming as the league faces an unprecedented degree of legal pressure from former players. Paul Anderson, the proprietor of the NFL Concussion Litigation blog, reports that the latest big name to join concussion litigation is former Rams star and Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson.

Dickerson went on to a broadcast career with ESPN and ABC after his playing days, working on Monday Night Football broadcasts.

There are now 80 filed lawsuits against the NFL related to concussions, according to Anderson, and almost 2,300 named plaintiffs in them.

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