Judge rejects $762 million concussion lawsuit settlement; “Sum might not be enough to cover injured players”
Jersey Girl Sports fam, I think this is good news. I always felt the lawsuit was unfair and that the players got stiffed in the deal. Apparently I’m not the only one who feels that way.
U.S. District court judge Anita Brody has rejected the initial NFL concussion lawsuit settlement. According to the Associated Press, Judge Brody has concerns about whether the amounts awarded to the more than 4,800 players will be enough to cover their needed care.
“I am primarily concerned that not all retired NFL football players who ultimately receive a qualifying diagnosis or their (families) … will be paid,” Brody wrote in an opinion she filed on Tuesday morning.
Apparently this is a part of the process, and it doesn’t mean that the settlement won’t be approved. Tweaks can be made and lawyers for the NFL will have to show how and why the settlement is fair.
I think the NFL should pay more and also pay to cover some of their future expenses. These men sacrificed their lives, literally, to this game and the NFL made hundreds of millions of dollars of their talent.
I’m glad there’s another voice speaking for the players.
What do you think?
Your Jersey Girlfriend,