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NFL Class Action Settlement--Deadline for Benefit Eligibility Expires on Monday

The registration period for retired NFL players to participate in the NFL class action brain injury settlement will expire this Monday, August 7, 2017. 

Any retired player who seeks to participate in the settlement must register by this Monday with the settlement claims administrator or they will become ineligible for any settlement benefits.

Retired players with documented ALS, Parkinson's Disease, severe dementia and death with a finding of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) are automatically eligible for benefits under the terms of the settlement, but must still register. Other players with less severe forms of dementia and progressive cognitive impairments must also register with the claims administrator submit their medical records and under go neurologic and neuropsychological evaluation to determine eligibility. 

Although I continue to believe that this settlement fails to provide proper compensation to all injured players, the settlement is now final.  It would be prudent for all retired players to register to maintain eligibility.  To obtain further information and registration forms go to the NFL settlement web site.

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