Concussions
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Judge nixes preliminary approval of $765M NFL concussion case
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 1:26pm.

A federal judge in Philadelphia has preliminarily rejected a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing the sum may not be enough to cover injured players.

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Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:37pm.

videoA federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. The global settlement would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research.

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East Bladen HS trying to raise $10k for new football helmets
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:48pm.

videoThe season is over for East Bladen High School's football team, and some of its equipment is also done for good. With such a high risk for head injuries during games, safety standards for helmets are strongly enforced.

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Concussions a growing concern on national and local fields
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 10:21pm.

video It's no secret that football is a tough sport. As the season kicks off, we spoke with players, coaches and trainers on the sidelines about concussions and safety. This is a big topic on the national gridiron right now as the NFL is under scrutiny for medical issues associated with concussions.

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INFLUENCE GAME: Helmet bill stokes lobbying effort
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 11:25am.

A major football helmet manufacturer has sharply increased its Washington lobbying this year, responding to a congressional push to come up with new safety standards for children's football helmets.

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