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About 3 in 10 ex-NFL players qualify in concussion deal, court data show
About 3 in 10 ex-NFL players qualify in concussion deal, court data show

Almost 6,000 of more than 19,000 former NFL players will develop cognitive problems serious enough to be compensated under the league's proposed concussion settlement, according to documents filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. About 3,600 ex-players would get money in the deal while another 2,300 would be eligible for awards but decline to participate, said an actuarial report prepared for the retired players. The NFL numbers were similar. Compensation under the settlement would total $950 million, the study on behalf of the retired players estimated, while the NFL's report projected $900 million. The reports were among hundreds of pages of documents U.S....

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