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Former NFLer Makes Last Moment Appeal To U.S. Supreme Court In Retiree Settlement Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 31 / 16

Disbursement of the up-to-$1B settlement of claims against the NFL by retirees for head injuries they suffered while playing has been delayed again with a last moment appeal by former NFLer Raymond Armstrong to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a note that appeared late yesterday on the Third Cir...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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