Ex-NFLers say league is trying to ‘rig’ concussion settlement, dementia claims are going unpaid

Victims of NFL concussions are tired of waiting for their money.
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Frustrated that their clients aren’t getting paid fast enough, lawyers for players entitled to a share of the league’s billion-dollar class-action concussion settlement said the NFL needs help finding its wallet. Specifically, players claiming they are suffering from dementia have been slow to get paid because of a lengthy vetting process.
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Authentic Demarcus Robinson Jersey Payments are administered by a third party, but the NFL has reportedly only paid six of the 1,113 players of the group claiming they have dementia-related brain impairments in the suit. Those players received a total of $4.85 million, according to the report, which is well short of the $72.3 million that was supposed to be paid out to some 430 players with dementia in the first year of the settlement.

To date, 183 players suffering from a multitude of medical issues beyond dementia have been paid a total of $150 million, though those numbers also came up short against projections of $423 million for 665 players in the first year of payouts. According to the Tribune, 143 more claims have been approved, but the $198 million they are due has not been paid out. Some cases are still subject to appeal.

Absent some sort of time element, a player who has the ball knocked out of his hands the instant he gets a second foot down in the end zone would be regarded as having caught the ball, even though most would viscerally react to that by saying, No catch. So the player who catches Stephen Vogt Jersey the ball in a situation where he doesn’t want or need to take a third step or reach/extend the ball needs to have the ball in his possession for some period of time before a catch becomes a catch. The third option to the third element potentially complicates replay review, since Riveron in those cases won’t be simply looking at whether a third step was taken or the player reached/extended the ball but whether he could have done either.

When replay reviews revolving application of the third option to the third element occur, it will be critical for Riveron to resist engaging in a frame-by-frame review of the play and to defer to the ruling made in real time that the player had the ability to take a third step or reach/extend.

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