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NFL concussion payout called ‘pocket change’

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By Barry Wilner
AP Pro Football Writer
NEW YORK — The hundreds of millions of dollars the NFL is ready to pay former players sounds great, until you stretch it out over 20 years and divide it among thousands.
Which is why some former players and others think the league is getting off cheap in its tentative settlement with victims of concussion-related brain injuries.
The deal announced Thursday to settle 4,500 or so claims is awaiting approval by a federal judge in Philadelphia.


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