Chad takes us from national to local sports news in under 4 minutes! He takes a look at the recent settlement of an NFL lawsuit over concussions brought a group of other ex-players. AP reports more than 4,500 former players, some of them suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or depression, accused the NFL of concealing the long-term dangers of concussions and rushing injured players back onto the field.
The settlement applies to all past NFL players and spouses of those who are deceased — a group that could total more than 20,000. It sets aside $75 million for medical exams and $10 million for medical research.
Individual payouts would be capped at $5 million for men with Alzheimer’s disease; $4 million for those diagnosed after their deaths with a brain condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy; and $3 million for players with dementia.
Chad also congratulates the Las Vegas 51’s who are in the PCL Playoffs against Salt Lake and looks at UNLV vs Arizona on Saturday night.
And don’t forget to catch “Over and Under” at its new time at 8am, leading into the Raiders vs Colts on CBS Sports Radio 1140.
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