NFL SETTLES LAWSUIT
August 29, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
The NFL has settled the concussion lawsuits filed by a group of former players.
Under the agreement, the NFL and NFL Properties will contribute $765 million to provide medical benefits and injury compensation for more than 4,500 retired NFL players or their families. It will also fund medical and safety research, and cover litigation expenses.
STATEMENT FROM NFL COMMISSIONOR ROGER GOODELL:
"This agreement lets us help those who need it most and continue our work to make the game safer for current and future players. Commissioner Goodell and every owner gave the legal team the same direction: do the right thing for the game and for the men who played it," said NFL Executive Vice President Jeffrey Pash in a statement Thursday. "We thought it was critical to get more help to players and families who deserve it rather than spend many years and millions of dollars on litigation. This is an important step that builds on the significant changes we've made in recent years to make the game safer, and we will continue our work to better the long-term health and well-being of NFL players."