U.S. District Judge Anita Brody has "denied a law firm’s request to be added as an administrator" of the NFL’s estimated $1B concussion settlement. Brody "rejected an attempt" from Philadelphia-based Locks Law Firm to "join the process that compensates former players for head injuries they sustained during their careers." The firm had "claimed that the process was going too slowly." Brody said that existing administrator Seeger Weiss has "done a 'fine job'" (AP, 4/18).
WORTH THE MONEY: MORNINGREAD.com’s Alex Miceli notes the $9.25M former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem earned in '16, his last year on the job, is a "lot of money" and would have ranked second on the Tour’s money list that year. However, to question Finchem’s compensation is “simple-minded, at best, and ludicrous, at worst." Finchem by any measure “did a pretty good job” during his 22-plus years as commissioner, as he “faced few, if any, issues that might have threatened the brand and the organization” (MORNINGREAD.com, 4/19).
COME ONE, COME ALL? In Greensboro, Ed Hardin notes Richmond Raceway this weekend "will be the site of what might be the most important race in a long, long time for NASCAR" after what was "likely the worst-attended race in the modern history of the sport" at Bristol Motor Speedway. Saturday's race "should have decent weather" for fans attending the Cup series race, and NASCAR is "praying they show up at all" (Greensboro NEWS & RECORD, 4/19).