Thursday the league and over 4,500 former players, led by Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody reached an agreement to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $756 million dollars. The agreement must still be approved in court.
The settlement will go towards medical exams, research and concussion-related compensation.
Awards (to max of $675M, max of $5M/player) avail to those who have med evidence of severe cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer’s, ALS
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 29, 2013
As part of the deal, neither side is permitted to speak of the details of the settlement, beyond a formally agreed upon statement. This means that the league will not have to disclose any details on when it knew that concussions led to permanent health issues down the road.
The AP reports that at least ten members of the NFL Hall of Fame are included among the plaintiffs, including Tony Dorsett.