Some Players May Not Benefit From NFL Concussion Settlement
New details from the NFL's proposed $765M concussion settlement reveal that the "first players diagnosed with football-related brain damage would be shut out of the deal." With the number of confirmed brain damage cases growing, some players and lawyers "fear there isn't enough money to cover all eligible players." The settlement "disqualifies most players who died" before '06. Data from the NFLPA and Boston Univ. shows there are "already more than 300 cases of former players who would qualify in the highest compensation categories" (ESPN.com, 9/20).