Brain injury group says NFL concussion awards 'flawed,' would ignore mood swings, behavior

Associated Press

A national brain injury group says the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion-related injuries is "deeply flawed."

The Brain Injury Association of America says it believes the proposed awards favor retired players with memory and neuromuscular problems. The group says it excludes former players battling mood swings, aggression and many other problems.

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The group's Tuesday court filing seeks the right to weigh in when a federal judge in Philadelphia reviews the settlement plan in November.

The NFL has agreed to provide at least $765 million over 65 years to ex-players diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other serious neurocognitive problems.

A spokesman for players' lawyers who negotiated the settlement with the NFL had no immediate comment.

The New York Times first reported on the filing.