NFL reaches concussion settlement with

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  1. Section516

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000235494/article/settlement-reached-in-nfl-concussion-lawsuit



    A settlement has been reached between the NFL and a group of former players who sued because they believed the league didn't do enough to inform and protect them from head injuries, NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Thursday, citing a league source.

    The lawsuit, filed in federal court, included about 5,000 litigants.

    Edwerderespn Ed Werder
    RT @SportsCenter: THIS JUST IN: NFL and players reach proposed $765 million settlement of concussion-related lawsuits


    RT @adbrandt: Here is the order from Judge Brody: http://t.co/qPQJKwwEtV
     
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  2. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Well, that's a wrap, fellas. It may take 20 years, but we're headed toward flag football.
     
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    At least until another league pops up to serve a market created by the increasingly over-regulated NFL. :thinking:

    The new league will probably have their lawyers draw up contracts for players to knowingly accept responsibility and accountability for their decision to play a violent sport.
     
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    90k each if the attorney's get 40%
     
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    This is being settled as a class action. The attorneys fees are separate and will be determined on a Lodestar basis (total fees calculated on an hourly basis times a multiplier determined by the court) rather than a percentage.
     
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    With more and more revenue coming from TV and less from Gate receipts, why don't they just play & telecast the games from international locations and thereby avoid the legal liabilty of domestic locations ?
    And regarding the settlement, isn't that a much smaller number and much quicker resolution than most expected ?
     
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    yes to the bolded
     
  8. 2012Champs

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    Interesting I didnt know that
     


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    Not so fast

     
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    Clarification

     
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    Didn't XFL already try to do this? Things have changed since then in the direction of taking even more hard hits out of football, but I don't think we're anywhere near a tipping point for a startup to start stealing fans away or being anywhere near capable of paying competitive wages to its players.
     
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    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    I'm sorry but if a new league started up tomorrow where they allowed a safety to lay out a WR coming over the middle, or for a DE to know the crap out of a running QB i would no longer watch the NFL. Even though itd be hard to leave my texans behind i'd still make the switch
     
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    It would be hard at this point for another league to overtake the nfl, simply changing what hits are allowed wouldn't be enough imo
     
  17. steelbtexan

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    So your not a fan of old time football?

    You know the kind of football that allowed the NFL to become what it's become today?

    I pay homage to the pre God'ell NFL. The Bradshaw/Staubach/Campbell/Brazille days. You're probably to young to remember those days and have been conditioned to buy into the crap God'ell is currently hocking as NFL football.
     
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    Radio just said Dan Marino. Joined in a lawsuit if I heard correctly.
     
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    i'm really confused, i just said if old time football came back i would not watch this crap anymore :kitten: or am i missing something, maybe you should re read what you quoted.
     
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    yep. Read that today, as well:

    Interesting to note that Marino just joined, AFTER losing his broadcast job with CBS a couple of months ago.
     

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