NFL Agrees on $765 Million Settlement With Players Suing Over Head Trauma

NFL Concussions

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Over the years, concussions has been one of the biggest issues in the NFL as players have been concerned over what type of impact these injuries could have on them down the road in life. Now, it looks like the league can breath a sign of relief as the NFL reached a settlement with around 4,500 players.

 

 

So with the settlement, the $765 million works out to be around $170,000 per player–which seems fair for both parties. As much as the NFL wanted to get this settled as quickly as possible, it’s understandable why former players and their families fought so hard for this case considering how many incidents there have been over the years when it comes to head trauma from playing football.

Last summer was the perfect example of how concussions can make an impact on a player’s life post-football as former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau took his own life–causing an even bigger concern to this issue. Players may know the risk of playing football each time they step on the field, but it’s good to see the two sides reach an agreement over this case before the official start of the regular season.

Hopefully, this is just another positive step when it comes to making the game of football more safe.

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  • Joe Burgett

    It’s a nice amount of money and I am glad this is settled. But this type of money is chump change for the NFL these days. Ratings are through the roof, the market on these guys are better than ever. More sponsors and more hype players even. They are making billions each season. That’s billion with a “B”. As a result, this type of money while sizable to all of us, is nothing for them to give up. It’s 5 games worth possibly.