A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of a revised settlement agreement between the NFL and former players who sued the league over concussions.
The new deal, struck last month, provides unlimited funds to retired players who suffer from neurocognitive illnesses.
U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody wrote in her decision Monday that her concerns over an earlier settlement were satisfied and that the revised deal is a significant improvement over the previous one.
In January, Brody rejected an agreement struck last August in which the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to provide medical benefits and injury compensation to retired players and their families.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports