Black Former N.F.L. Players May Benefit from New Concussion Deal

A judge approved a race-neutral plan which will force the administrator of the N.F.L. concussions settlement to rescore dementia tests taken by several thousand Black former players who had submitted claims.

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N.F.L. Concussion Settlement to Eliminate Race as Factor

The revised agreement eliminates race as a consideration in evaluating dementia claims by former players.

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N.F.L. to Drop Race-Based Measures in Concussion Settlement

Black players’ dementia claims were being measured differently from white players’. The change could prompt a reassessment of hundreds of previously denied cases.

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Black N.F.L. Players Want New Advocate in Concussion Settlement

Players said the lawyer for the N.F.L. retiree class knew that race-based criteria were used to deny Black players’ dementia claims. A review of eight such rejections seems to support their argument.

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NFL’s Concussion Settlement Will Look at Racial Bias in Payouts

Mediation in the case could force a reopening of hundreds of denied dementia claims from Black players if race-based evaluation benchmarks are thrown out.

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