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NFL reaches concussion settlement

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Reportedly $765 million split among 4,500 former players.

  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Average of $170,000 per.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Other outlets are saying it's $675m.

    Edit: Like this ...

    This is HUGE: NFL settles w/players suing over concussions. $675 mil will go to the ex-players. Another $85 mil for treatment/research
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    That's a wow.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that is huge.

    But who was suing -- the NFLPA or private (aka contingency) lawyers? If it's the latter, I'll be surprised if players get six figures.

    What I read into this is the league does NOT want an open courtroom to display everything it has known and hidden for the last two decades. Also have to believe PBS/ESPN situation was related.
  6. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Add the money for research and the money paid is 5m off the number cbs had.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The NFL only has to pay half within the next three years, the rest will be spread out over the next 17 years.

    This thing is beginning to look like a big win for the NFL.
  8. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    The retired players did present and future players no favors here. The NFL's dirty laundry needed to be aired in public.
  9. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Beginning? This is a huge win for the NFL.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    When I saw the dollar amount, I thought it was a win for the NFL. Going deeper, it looks bigger and bigger.
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Agreed. The NFL got off light here. NoOneLikesUs is correct. The players involved in this let the NFL get off far too easy.
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    As the victim of numerous concussions, I selfishly wish the ratio of money-to-victims and money-to-research was reversed; that said, it's a good day.
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