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NFL Settles Concussion Lawsuit

ESPN.com is reporting that the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.

The plaintiffs include at least 10 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as the family of Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year.

Court appointed mediator Judge Layn Phillips stated: “This is a historic agreement, one that will make sure that former NFL players who need and deserve compensation will receive it, and that will promote safety for players at all levels of football.”

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