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NFL, players agree to end 'race-norming' in $1B settlement

 

October 21, 2021

Gene J. Puskar, Associated Press file

Najeh Davenport in Pittsburgh on Sept. 23, 2007.

PHILADELPHIA - The NFL and lawyers for thousands of retired NFL players have reached an agreement to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal filed Wednesday in federal court.

The revised testing plan follows public outrage over the use of "race-norming," a practice that came to light only after two former NFL players filed a civil rights lawsuit over it in 2019. The adjustments, critics say, may have prevented hundreds of Black players suffering from dementia to win awards that average $500,000 or more.

The Black retirees will now have the chance to have their tests rescored or, in some cases, seek a new round of cognitive testing, according to the settlement, details of which were first reported in The New York Times on Wednesday.

https://www.startribune.com/nfl-players-agree-to-end-race-norming-in-1b-settlement/600108220/

 

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