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Concussion deal reached between NFL and former players

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The NFL reached a $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its 18,000 retired players. The league agreed to compensate victims and pay for medical exams.

The following are some of the highlights of the proposed settlement between the NFL and ex-players. 

The league will pay $765 million along with legal costs, but will not admit to any wrongdoing. 

Individual awards would be capped at $5 million for players suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Individual awards would be capped at $4 million for deaths from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. 

Individual awards would be capped at $3 million for players suffering from dementia.

The NFL has 20 years to pay the full amount of the settlement.

Half of the total must be paid within the first three years and the rest over the next 17 years.

Some of the plaintiffs involved in the settlement include ten members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame including former Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett.

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