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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
NFL settles concussion lawsuits for $765 million
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By Pat Cunningham
Aug. 29, 2013 5:05 p.m.



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HERE‘s the story:

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, including former Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett. They also include Super Bowl-winning quarterback Jim McMahon and the family of Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year.

“This is a historic agreement, one that will make sure that former NFL players who need and deserve compensation ...

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