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Highlights of proposed NFL concussions settlement

Friday - 8/30/2013, 5:30am  ET

The Associated Press

Highlights of the proposed settlement between the NFL and more than 4,500 ex-players who sued over concussion-related injuries:

-- NFL would pay $765 million plus legal costs, but admits no wrongdoing.

-- Individual awards would be capped at $5 million for players suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

-- Individual awards would be capped at $4 million for deaths from chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

-- Individual awards would be capped at $3 million for players suffering from dementia.

-- Money would go toward medical exams and concussion-related compensation for NFL retirees and their families, and $10 million toward medical research.

-- Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia must approve the settlement.


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