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NFL Concussion Deal Delayed by Judge on Payout Concern

The National Football League’s $914 million settlement of claims tied to player concussions was denied preliminary approval by a federal judge who said she is concerned that not all players will be paid.

U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia yesterday said that a $675 million compensation fund included in the settlement may be insufficient to cover a class of about 20,000 retired players for a 65-year term. She asked for more documentation including economic analyses conducted by plaintiff lawyers.