Proposed Settlement Reached in Concussions Lawsuit Against the NCAA

By D.J. Byrnes on July 29, 2014 at 10:51 am
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The NCAA has had a rough go in courts in 2014, but they're on the verge of settling one of their bigger headaches.

Per a release from the NCAA:

The NCAA will provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former NCAA student-athletes as a part of its agreement to settle claims in several consolidated concussion-related class actions.

The settlement agreement, which also includes educational initiatives and $5 million in concussion research, will resolve the pending class actions, which are now consolidated in federal court in Chicago.  The agreement conditions are subject to approval by Judge John Lee of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

This would mean the NCAA is getting off much lighter than the NFL, but if this satisfies the plaintiffs, then so be it. 

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