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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Highlights of proposed NFL concussions settlement

Associated Press

Highlights of the proposed settlement between the NFL and more than 4,500 ex-players who sued over concussion-related injuries:

- NFL would pay $765 million plus legal costs, but admits no 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.

- Money would go toward medical exams and concussion-related compensation for NFL retirees and their families, and $10 million toward medical research.

- Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia must approve the settlement.