NFL Makes Open-Ended Commitment to Retirees in ConcussionSuit

Jun 26, 2014

 Judge Anita B. Brody

 

 

NFL Makes Open-Ended Commitment to Retirees in ConcussionSuit

New York Times  
The guarantee is part of a revised settlement in a contentious lawsuit filed by about 5,000 retirees who accused the league of hiding the dangers of concussions from them. In August, the league agreed to pay $765 million to settle the suit with the 
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  1. Bernard Ford
    June 30th, 2014 at 8:07 am #

    “Open ended,” “Uncapped” sounds good, but only in theory. They (NFL) also got “unlimited” appeals in the new deal. Which in layman’s terms means…they will not allow more than $675M to be spent on Players. They (NFL) even admit as such in the filings with the Court. The Special Master uses his same document in his fling to the Court on June 25, 2014 that he used when the Court rejected the first settlement. And it’s the same document used for the Jan 2014 announcement (the also rejected one later determined to be an error or “house cleaning” by the Court) but the shortened version, however, it still states that the total monies to “players will be no more than $675M!!”

    Wake up guys, time to read!

  2. Keneth Kortas
    June 30th, 2014 at 8:08 am #

    Dave,

    On the surface it makes the NFL look like the good guys with their open ended commitment but, I can foresee them trying to disqualify most players with new requirements for eligibility for compensation. I am sure this proposal is designed to work for the NFL and not the players.
    Just a thought.

    Ken Kortas
    6 years ( 1964-1969 )
    St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Chicago