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.
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