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NCAA Settles Class-Action Concussion Lawsuit, Creates $70M Fund For Trauma Diagnosis

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14

The NCAA today agreed to "settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit" by creating a $70M fund to "diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports," according to Michael Tarm of the AP. The N...

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