Concussion settlement banner ad appears on NFL's website

Monday August 11th, 2014

Notices for the details of the concussion lawsuit settlement between the National Football League and more than 4,500 former players approved last month by a federal judge began appearing on banner ads, including one on the NFL’s website, reports Pro Football Talk

On the banner ad, there is a link to, which features a place for retired players to register and a settlement summary. 

According to the website, retired players, legal representatives of incapacitated or deceased players, and families of deceased players may be eligible to receive benefits from the settlement.

The benefits include: Baseline medical exams for retired NFL players, monetary awards for diagnoses of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, dementia and certain cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE diagnosed after death and education programs and initiatives related to football safety.

Last month, seven ex-players filed a court challenge to the settlement, saying they would not be fairly compensated because of prior head-related injuries.

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