Quote of the Day

"In a way, the fact that she held it up is a good thing, because most of the retired players know they should have gotten a lot more. At the same time, there are a lot of people suffering right now, and they need the help."
-- Pro Football HOFer Harry Carson, on U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody preliminarily rejecting the NFL's concussion settlement. (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 1/15)
Wednesday January 15, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 85 Print This Issue

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  • It's Not Over Yet

    Judge Anita Brody's decision likely delays payment to players in need of funds

    U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody's decision yesterday to preliminarily reject the NFL's $765M concussion settlement due to concerns about the viability of the payment amount "will probably force" the plaintiffs’ lawyers and the league to "provide documents proving there will be enough money to pay for the retired players’ claims," according to Ken Belson of the N.Y. TIMES. If she "remains unconvinced, the league could contribute more to the settlement, change the amount of the payouts to different categories of players, or limit who may be eligible." The players' lawyers had cited hired economists and actuaries as saying that there "would be sufficient money available." However, Brody yesterday said, "No such analyses wer ...

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