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Former NFL players awarded $765 million in brain injury settlement

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Roughly 4,500 former National Football League players, led by main plaintiff former New England Patriots running back Kevin Turner, won a collective lawsuit in the amount of $765 million against the NFL on Thursday, August 29. The multi-million dollar award was given in settlement after the NFL was accused of negligence regarding the health and safety of its players, resulting in brain-related injuries, such as dementia and Lou Gehrig’s disease.

More than 4,500 former players who filed their case in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will receive compensation over a period of at least 20 years. Court records show that majority of the money will be kept in order to pay out future benefits for players with health issues, with $5 million reserved for those diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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