NFL will pay $765M to settle head injury lawsuits
The Denver Broncos play the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 29, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.
The NFL hopes this is a storybook ending. And, in some ways, you could make the case it is. There is a lot of talk about how the NFL could have ended up paying as much as $2 billion in damages if the case had gone forward. Not only are they getting off the hook financially, but more importantly perhaps the league has admitted no wrong-doing. Had the case proceeded to trial, lawyers would have deposed NFL executives, finding out what they knew about concussions and brain injuries, and when they learned about it.