NFL settles $857 million concussion lawsuit

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Hall of Fame football player Tony Dorsett is one 4500 former players that sued the NFL. Photo: AP How much is a blow to the head worth? It’s a question which has perplexed elite sports for decades, particularly as contact sports become more intense and the risk to its participants increases. In a move which has sports bodies around the world watching closely, America’s peak football body has reached a settlement which gives an answer to that question: three quarters of a billion dollars. The National Football League (NFL) has reached a tentative US$765 million ($857 million) settlement over concussion-related brain injuries in which it agrees to compensate those affected by injuries and…

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