Roger Goodell defends settlement

Updated: September 4, 2013, 2:03 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday called the league's $765 million settlement with former players the "best" outcome for both parties.

Under the terms of the tentative settlement, which was announced last week, the NFL agreed to compensate retired players for concussion-related brain injuries, pay for medical exams and underwrite concussion-related research.

"We were able to find a common ground to be able to get the relief to the players and their families ...

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