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Roy Firestone: The NFL 'Agreement' on Concussions

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First of all, it's an agreement. Not a settlement yet...but the NFL eventually will pay about 760 million plus legal fees to end the concussion lawsuit filed by more than 4,500 former players. Is there a winner in this agreement to settle? You make the call.

Payment, over 17-20 years is relatively small for the NFL. (nearly 18,000 players)

Payments may be inadequate to pay medical and long-term care expenses of players suffering from cognitive problems/dementia.

Who makes the determination of severity/entitlement? The same doctors who are doing NFL disability evaluations?

NFL is no longer at "risk" for punitive or compensatory damages...league not accepting blame or responsibility for "withholding information in concussion case."

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