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NFL Retirees Take Down Website On Concussion Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 30 / 14

A group of retired players and their counsel objecting to the preliminary NFL concussion settlement have voluntarily taken down their website, www.nflconcussionsettlementfacts.com . Last week, counsel for the class seeking approval of the settlement asked the federal court to shut down the sit...

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