NFL Reaches $765 Million Settlement In Concussion Case With 4,500 Ex Players
The NFL and Roger Goodell just received some good news on this Thursday afternoon.
Peter King is reporting that the NFL and it’s 4,500 litigants in its concussion lawsuit have reached a settlement.
BREAKING: The NFL's nightmare scenario is over. Judge announced settlement between the league and the 4,500 players suing over head trauma.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) August 29, 2013
Judge Anita Brody previously had both parties go through mediation before she was to issue a ruling in September, and sent both parties to speak with U.S District Judge Layn Phillips.
Reports suggest that the settlement was for $765 million, or $170,000 per players.
The NFL has now gotten from under a public relations nightmare that was hovering over the game for a few years now.