Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement
A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years.
The league expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players will suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or moderate dementia eventually, and the settlement approved yesterday would pay them an average of $190,000.
Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca discusses the settlement with host Robin Young.
- Mike Pesca, Here & Now sports analyst and host of Slate’s daily podcast The Gist. He tweets @pescami.
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