Former Players Appealing NFL Settlement Because it Excludes CTE
A recent article in U.S. News & World Report stated that some former NFL players are asking a federal appeals court to reject the NFL’s concussion settlement agreement because the deal does not include payments to players who suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Former players appealing the settlement argue that it only compensates a few neurological conditions and not the depression and mood disorders that have been linked to CTE. Lawyers for these players are hoping to unearth more evidence regarding what the NFL knew about CTE and when. A ruling is expected on the appeal in early 2016.