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NFL concussion deal could be on hold because of pending appeal
NFL concussion deal could be on hold because of pending appeal

Though a federal judge granted final approval last month to the concussion deal between the NFL and about 20,000 retired players, the long-running saga isn’t finished. Former player Craig Heimburger filed a notice Wednesday that he will appeal the settlement to the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. That means the deal, which would compensate some players for a variety of conditions that include Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is on hold pending the appeal’s resolution. Other retired players or their families are expected to appeal, as well. Heimburger, who played 13 games for the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers in 1999 and...

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