Quote of the Day

"Hold out for what? How many of them have time to hold out? That clock is ticking on these guys lives."
-- Retired NFLer D'Marco Farr, on why the former players agreed to a settlement. (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 8/30)
Friday August 30, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 249 Print This Issue

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  • Inside The Settlement

    While the NFL reached a proposed settlement of $765M with the more than 4,500 retired players who sued the league over the dangers of head trauma, the league "does not have to pay" the full amount at once: "it can disburse the money over 20 years," according to a front-page piece by Ken Belson of the N.Y. TIMES. The league also "avoids a discovery process" and it "did not acknowledge any wrongdoing with how it dealt with head injuries." The settlement "still needs approval" from U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody, and players also will be "given a chance to opt out of it and pursue a separate suit against the NFL" ( N.Y. TIMES, 8/30 ). ESPN.com's Lester Munson wrote with the deal, team owners "are going to be happier than the players." ...

  • How It Plays With Players

    Reaction mixed but many sense relief to put issue to rest.

  • How Big A Win For The NFL?

    Columnists: League clears major PR hurdle to start season.

  • A Bronx Tale

    MLS expansion club NYC FC turns its attention to land near Yankee Stadium.

  • Big Blue Court

    IBM helping the U.S. Open in monetize its mobile apps for fans and media.

  • Season Of Change

    Execs reflect on what BCS has meant to college football.

  • Growing Pains

    FS1 shows see viewership drop following debut episodes.

  • Lady Luck

    The NWSL championship gets star power with Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan.

  • Host With The Most

    Dan Belmont shares secrets to hosting the perfect barbeque.

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