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NFL, Former Players Reach $765-Million Settlement Over Concussions

August 29, 2013

Former NFL Running Back Jim Brown discusses the NFL’s “denial” about concussions at the Aspen Institute.

In what’s being called a “historic agreement,” the NFL and nearly 5,000 former professional football players have reached a $765 million settlement over concussion lawsuits. The Aspen Institute has worked to elevate this much-debated issue at both public and policy programs featuring former NFL players, medical experts, coaches, and executives from the sport.      

Read below to find context and insight into this epidemic that affects both professional and amateur—including youth—players: