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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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More Than 9,100 Former NFLers Inquire About Concussion Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 20 / 16

More than 9,100 former NFL players have inquired about registering for the pending concussion settlement, class co-counsel  Chris Seeger  wrote in a letter sent to retirees. The up-to-$1B settlement was approved in April by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which on June 9 rejected an ap...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Bank One, Bears strike deal

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