Posted Friday, August 30th 2013 @ 10am
Mark Wainwright reporting: The NFL and more than 4,500 former players have agreed upon a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday. The plaintiffs include at least 10 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including former Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett. Also among those suing are Super Bowl-winning quarterback Jim McMahon and the family of Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year. Many former players with neurological conditions believe their problems stem from on-field concussions, and have accused the NFL of hiding the risks associated with such head injuries.