Judge approves billion-dollar deal in NFL concussion suit

Judge approves billion-dollar deal in NFL concussion suit
Judge approves billion-dollar deal in NFL concussion suit

Judge approves billion-dollar deal in NFL concussion suit

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Nearly two years ago, Federal District Judge Anita Brody put a halt to an original settlement between the NFL and former players over how to handle the medical fallout of head injuries sustained during their playing days. Judge Brody wanted the agreement revised because she believed the cap on money to be paid out, and the number of conditions covered, was too low. Yesterday, she gave final approval for a deal that includes money for payouts to players, medical monitoring for all players, and concussion education. ESPN Senior Writer and Legal Analyst Lester Munson breaks down the details of the settlement. (Flickr/EDrost88)